Media and Relief Organizations Collaborate to Facilitate Post-Disaster Communications

When disaster strikes, relief efforts are often hampered by the lack of accurate communications with those directly affected by the disaster. Thus, Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC)—a collaboration including such organizations as the British and Irish Red Cross agencies, Care International, Save the Children, Internews, and other organizational relief and media development organizations—was formed (coincidentally just before the Haiti earthquake) with the mission of improving emergency response after natural disasters by mobilizing, coordinating, and connecting local media with international relief efforts in times of crisis. CDAC played an instrumental role after disasters in Haiti, Pakistan, and Chile, among others. The Lodestar Foundation provided seed money for the project. 

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $50,000

Year Granted: 2009

Grantee: Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC)

Location: International

Grantee Website: Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC)