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Guide Off-line radio programmes and discussion guides for listener groups - Cox's Bazar response

  • BBC Media Action

  • 18/09/2018

BBC Media Action is working with UNICEF, Bangladesh Betar, Radio Naf and the CXB Communication with Communities Working Group to help provide lifesaving information to Rohingya and host communities across Cox's Bazar. Radio programmes are broadcast by both stations as follows: Bangladesh Betar (...


Guide CXB multimedia: Malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases

  • BBC Media Action

  • 18/09/2018

[Updated 18 September with flashcards] The rainy season brings additional risks of diseases which are transmitted by mosquitoes, including malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya. The materials here are designed to raise awareness about the risks associated with mosquito-borne diseases and what ...


Website Voice of Palong – a weekly radio show by and for Rohingya and Bangladesh local communities

  • DW Akademie

  • 17/09/2018

Voice of Palong is a radio magazine programme (30 mins) on everyday matters in the Rohingya refugee settlements as well as the surrounding Palong host community villages in Bangladesh. We cover all aspects of life that people care about including lifesaving information, giving a voice to those whose...


Guide Bala-Bura: Community audio providing actionable and practical information to Rohingya ...

  • Internews

  • 16/09/2018

Bala-Bura is an audio programme produced with and for the Rohingya community. A team of 20 Rohingya volunteers go out into the camps daily to collect rumours, concerns and questions from the community. Half of the group are women and half are men, some are born in the camps, some arrived in 2017 and...


Guide Jamtoli Information Line: giving Rohingya people a voice

  • Fondation Hirondelle

  • 10/09/2018

Jamtoli Information Line is a 30-minute Rohingya-language radio programme made by a group of refugees in Jamtoli camp. Each programme captures a critical issue which has been deemed important by the refugees, and allows Rohingya people and the humanitarian actors in the camp to have their say. ...


Guide CXB multimedia: water, hand-washing and hygiene

  • ACF / BBC Media Action / UNICEF

  • 04/09/2018

[Updated 4 September with new Aquatabs stickers] Swiftly becoming a celebrity within the camps, Md Habibur Rahman is known for singing in traditional style, with key information and advice embedded within his songs. Recorded live in the camp, here are two examples of his songs, which can be ...


Guide CXB multimedia: Landslides, floods and lightning

  • Emergency Communications Group, BBC Media Action, Translators without Borders

  • 02/08/2018

[NEW - updated on 02 August with new video on landslide risks and precautions] With the onset of the monsoon, landslides, floods and lightning are becoming an increasingly severe risk within the camps. Based on messages endorsed by the CXB Emergency Communications Group (see below), these ...


Guide CXB multimedia: Babies and infants

  • BBC Media Action

  • 29/07/2018

BBC Media Action has developed a series of multimedia products to assist in communicating about health issues for new-born babies and very young children. The materials cover self-care advice as well as information about when health services should be accessed, and how. Materials are primarily ...


Guide Teacher training materials

  • Bengal Creative Media, Plan International and NRC

  • 26/07/2018

On this page, you can find materials designed to help conduct training sessions for teachers in the camp. You can also find the videos of actual sessions. The training sessions covered three areas: 1. Health and Hygiene: the material include -  Health & Hygiene ...


Guide Audio PSAs for cholera prevention, symptoms and treatment

  • BBC Media Action / UNICEF

  • 21/07/2018

[Updated 21 July with new content] With the arrival of the monsoon, the risk of cholera is increasing in the camps. But it's easy to prevent and tackle such occurrence if people in danger know about it. These PSAs are designed to be played in community spaces, info hubs, ...


Guide Shelter-related IEC materials

  • Shelter/NFI sector

  • 10/07/2018

Shelter/NFI sector has developed some additional IEC materials, with the support from other sectors and partner organisations, aiming at the construction or the improvement of the shelters. These materials include – Proper Tie Down of Shelter: (Print poster – size: A4 – Bangla and...


Guide CXB multimedia: Pregnancy

  • BBC Media Action

  • 05/07/2018

BBC Media Action has developed a series of multimedia products to assist in communicating about health issues in pregnancy. The materials cover self-care advice as well as information about when health services should be accessed, and how. Materials are primarily designed for use in information hubs...


Guide CXB Multimedia: User Guide for Radio

  • BBC Media Action

  • 03/07/2018

To coincide with large numbers of portable radios being distributed to Rohingya people, BBC Media Action has worked with IOM to produce a visual instruction manual – in video and print form - which explains how to use the radio. This video instruction manual (2:59 minutes long) which...


Guide CXB multimedia: Explaining the cyclone warning signals

  • BBC Media Action

  • 20/06/2018

The resources on this page are intended to help explain the cyclone early warning signals that are being used in the camps; and give Rohingya people advice about how to prepare, at each warning level. The resources are based on common messages developed by the Cox's Bazar Emergency Communication ...


Guide CXB multimedia: Gender-based violence

  • BBC Media Action

  • 18/06/2018

BBC Media Action has developed a series of multimedia products to assist in communicating about gender-based violence. The materials cover information about where and how victims can seek assistance; as well as safety advice. Materials are primarily designed for use in information hubs or ...


Guide CXB multimedia: Shelter strengthening and cyclone / monsoon preparedness

  • BBC Media Action

  • 14/06/2018

Updated on 14 June to incorporate additional materials To coincide with the distribution of shelter tie-down kits, BBC Media Action has developed a series of multimedia products to assist in communicating the importance of shelter strengthening and more general extreme weather preparedness in ...


Guide Diphtheria medication during Ramadan

  • BBC Media Action

  • 27/05/2018

Contact tracing for diphtheria is still going on; and some community members may be worried about how they are able to maintain a prophylactic antibiotic regime during the month of Ramadan. This short video PSA sets out some common community worries and features an imam from the Rohingya ...


Guide CXB: Cyclone and monsoon health-related risks - message pack

  • CXB Health Sector

  • 23/05/2018

Download this message pack (Rohingya audio, plus guide script in English) to assist with the mitigation of health-related risks associated with cyclones and storms. The messages cover risks related to water, pregnancy, pre-existing medical conditions and treatment continuity, self-care, physical ...


Guide CXB Multimedia: Aid is Free

  • Internews, Translators without Borders and IOM

  • 22/05/2018

Humanitarian aid is completely free and needs no transaction of any type. To get this message out, Internews, Translators without Borders and IOM have produced some contents in different formats. You can download the whole package and choose the content that best suits your communication. The ...


Guide CXB multimedia: Nutrition

  • BBC Media Action

  • 17/05/2018

BBC Media Action has developed a series of multimedia products to assist in communicating about various aspects of nutrition for children; and pregnant and lactating women. Materials are primarily designed for use in information hubs or within community spaces and listening groups, to spark ...


Guide CXB multimedia: Dealing with heat

  • BBC Media Action

  • 17/05/2018

BBC Media Action has developed a series of multimedia products to assist in communicating about precautions, symptoms and care-seeking related to heat and heat-related health problems. Materials are primarily designed for use in information hubs or within community spaces and listening groups, to ...


Report Understanding Information & Communication Needs: A study with disaster prone communities ...

  • Shongjog

  • 17/05/2018

Shongjog has a study to understand the information and communication needs of communities in flood prone riverine and cyclone prone coastal areas of Bangladesh. The study looked at four key areas, including identifying disaster management information and communication mechanisms available in the ...


Report Engaging the Private Sector in Mainstreaming Communication with Communities

  • Shongjog

  • 17/05/2018

While several humanitarian organisations are working to mainstream CwC in their programme designs in Bangladesh, it is undeniable that the advantages of CwC can be realised at a much greater scale if this can be sensitised and mainstreamed across the private sector in Bangladesh. This scoping ...


Guide CXB: Oral Cholera Vaccination round 3 - video PSA and song

  • BBC Media Action

  • 05/05/2018

The third oral cholera vaccination campaign is running from 6-13 May 2018. To enhance the campaign, BBC Media Action has produced a short video public service announcement (PSA) featuring members of the Rohingya community talking about their experiences of receiving vaccinations and the importance ...


Guide CXB: Audio messages for Oral Cholera Vaccination round 3 (May 2018)

  • Translators without Borders, UNICEF, WHO

  • 04/05/2018

The Health Risk Communication taskforce in Cox's Bazar has compiled a packet of audio messages alongside written information for community volunteers, imams and mahjis, to provide information to Rohingya communities about the oral cholera vaccination campaign, which runs from 6-13 May 2018. Download...


Guide CwC Marker System

  • Shongjog

  • 17/01/2018

The CwC Marker is a new strategic tool to ensure that adequate consideration is given to integrate the CwC framework in designing interventions and responding to emergencies. The toolkit provides an overview of the CwC Marker and its application as well as providing guidance on how to assess CwC ...


Guide CwC Volunteer Training Module

  • Shongjog

  • 17/01/2018

This training module, designed to introduce volunteers working in humanitarian response to the concepts and principles of Communication with Communities, was developed by BRAC on behalf of Shongjog, with funding from the UK Department for International Development.


Guide CwC Mainstreaming Toolkit - Bangla

  • Shongjog

  • 17/01/2018

Two-way communication is an integral part of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS). However, CwC may still not seem to be an area of priority for responding organisations. Therefore, awareness about the importance of CwC interventions is needed. Integrating CwC into programming will improve the ...


Guide CwC Mainstreaming Toolkit - English

  • Shongjog

  • 17/01/2018

Two-way communication is an integral part of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS). However, CwC may still not seem to be an area of priority for  responding organisations. Therefore, awareness about the importance of CwC interventions is needed. Integrating CwC into programming will improve the...


Guide Community Radio guidelines for CwC - Bangla

  • Shongjog

  • 17/01/2018

By providing important information and news, community radio can also take part in the humanitarian assistance efforts during disasters. By broadcasting live or phone-in programmes, community radios can provide various news and information like what to do during disasters, and where relief materials...


Guide Volunteer guidelines for CwC - Bangla

  • Shongjog

  • 05/11/2017

The success of Bangladesh in disaster management is highly praised around the world. The key to this success is the social bonds of the country's people, mentality towards volunteerism and the contribution of volunteers - who are often the first responders in an emergency. Now, considering the need ...


Guide Volunteer guidelines for CwC - English

  • Shongjog

  • 05/11/2017

The success of Bangladesh in disaster management is highly praised around the world. The key to this success is the social bonds of the country's people, mentality towards volunteerism and the contribution of volunteers - who are often the first responders in an emergency. Now, considering the need ...


Guide Cox's Bazar response - request radio content

  • BBC Media Action

  • 01/11/2017

BBC Media Action is working with UNICEF, Bangladesh Betar, Radio Naf and the CXB Communication with Communities Working Group to help provide lifesaving information to Rohingya and host communities across Cox's Bazar. Sectors, working groups and individual agencies working as part of the emergency ...


Guide RISK Communication Guide for ZIKA VIRUS DENGUE CHIKUNGUNYA

  • UNICEF

  • 10/08/2017

The guide aims to help Country Offices in South Asia support national and local governments’ preparedness in the case of disease outbreak. Designed as a practical resource package with templates and pictorial materials, it provides a step by step guide to risk communication planning and community ...


Guide Outbreaks Response Communication Toolkit

  • UNICEF

  • 16/07/2017

Disease outbreaks can have substantial health, economic and social costs. The public health imperative during an outbreak is therefore to control the event as quickly as possible in order to minimize morbidity, mortality and other negative impacts. Communication is integral to every public health ...


Case Study Zika Virus Prevention & Control

  • UNICEF

  • 16/07/2017

This document is an interagency collaboration lead by UNICEF and in close partnership with WHO and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Its purpose is to, under the WHO Strategic Response Framework, provide a tool for the use of country teams of the key ...


Case Study Nepal – C4D Earthquake Response

  • UNICEF

  • 16/07/2017

This report highlights the key United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) communication for development (C4D) interventions during the response phase of the April and May 2015 earthquakes, which killed nearly 9,000 and severely affected thousands more. It explains how the UNICEF C4D programme worked at...


Guide Essentials for Excellence

  • UNICEF

  • 16/07/2017

Essentials for Excellence is not comprehensive but it does equip you with sufficient know-how to be able to plan and manage useful RM&E for your AI/PI strategic communication. For those seeking further information, web-links and key references are included. The guide is aimed at users who want ...


Guide Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit

  • UNICEF

  • 13/07/2017

The Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT) has been designed with practitioners in mind and is a resource that you can work with and adapt as you strive towards your communication for humanitarian action goals.


Guide Behavior Change Communication in Emergencies Toolkit

  • UNICEF

  • 13/07/2017

Behaviour change communication (BCC) in emergencies is a consultative process among communication specialists, technical experts, local change agents and communities. It addresses the knowledge, attitudes and practices of individuals, families and communities. It aims to share relevant and action-...


Case Study Literature Review

  • UNICEF

  • 13/07/2017

This literature review focuses on the range of practical communication resources and tools available for use in emergency or disaster settings, as well as in preparedness and recovery. The rationale for undertaking the review is to assess how previous resources have addressed the topic and what we ...


Case Study Booklet in Bangla: Earthquake Preparedness- what we do in an Earthquake

  • OXFAM Bangladesh

  • 06/04/2016

Booklet in Bangla: Earthquake Preparedness- what we do in an Earthquake Oxfam in Bangladesh developed this pocket book on earthquake preparedness under the project titled Urban Resilience Bangladesh’ with an aim to raise awareness amongst the urban communities, ...


Guide Booklet in English: Earthquake Preparedness- What we do in an Earthquake

  • OXFAM Bangladesh

  • 06/04/2016

Oxfam in Bangladesh developed this pocket book on earthquake preparedness under the project titled ‘Urban Resilience Bangladesh’ with an aim to raise awareness amongst the urban communities, especially the youth, on earthquake preparedness. It is ...


Report OCHA Community Engagement - 2015 Highlights

  • OCHA

  • 10/02/2016

In the OCHA 2015 highlights, there is  focus or hotlines e.g., the hottest way to connect with communities, Questions and Answers on common engagement services in Nepal and Yemen and Community Engagement and the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016.


Report Good practices from South & South-East Asia in disability inclusive disaster risk ...

  • Handicap International

  • 26/01/2016

This report presents selected good practices from South and South-East Asia that highlight how persons with disabilities can participate in and contribute to efforts in disaster risk management. As the good practices in this report illustrate, the inclusion and active participation of...


Guide Flip chart: Dealing with Cyclone and Storm Surge in Bangladesh

  • Action Aid Bangladesh

  • 26/01/2016

This Flip chart was developed mainly for awareness raising through family & community level preparedness. Funded by: The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) Implemented by: National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives (NARRI) Published on: ...


Guide Instruction Flip chart: Knowing the rules to be safe before, during and after earthquake.

  • Action Aid Bangladesh

  • 26/01/2016

Knowing the rules to keep safe before, during and after earthquake. Circulated by Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and Ward Volunteer Group.


Guide Instruction leaflet: Preparedness can Reduce Devastation from Earthquake

  • Action Aid Bangladesh

  • 26/01/2016

The leaflet on Preparedness can Reduce Devastation from Earthquake has information on "preparedness on earthquake" and "things to do before earthquake" Every natural calamity gives warning. But earthquake is such a natural calamity that gives no warning. That is why, the only way to minimize ...


Case Study State of Social Media Technologies on Disaster Preparedness

  • Prepared by Chih-Hui Lai, Nanyang Technological University

  • 26/01/2016

Findings of this study are: It showed the prevalent use of social media by humanitarian organizations in several countries in the Asia Pacific region. It showed that organizations share information they gathered from social media or social media analysis tools with the target communities or other ...


Report BBC World Service Trust- Policy Briefing #2- October 2008. Left in the dark: The Unmet ...

  • BBC Media Action

  • 26/01/2016

Policy Briefings offer concise reviews of topical development issues. This policy briefing argues that people need information too. It does so not to create an added burden on humanitarian responses that are always stretched thinly. It does so because such responses are too often...


Case Study Ghure Darai: Providing Information and Supporting Action

  • BBC Media Action

  • 26/01/2016

A study to access the impact of BBC Media Action's Ghure Darai Programme in response to cyclone Mahasen.


Guide Lifeline Production Manual: A guide on how to make programming for people affected by ...

  • BBC Media Action

  • 26/01/2016

The purpose of Lifeline programming is to share information with people affected by humanitarian crises in order to help save lives and reduce suffering.


Guide Lifeline Programming: Communication with crisis-affected people

  • BBC Media Action

  • 29/12/2015

Lifeline programming is special media programming for communities affected by humanitarian crises. It aims to provide people with timely, relevant and practical information to alleviate their suffering and assist with their recovery. Lifeline programming also aims to give ...


Guide OCHA on Message: Communications with Communities

  • OCHA

  • 28/12/2015

A resource from OCHA exploring Communications with Communities (CwC) to meet the information and communications needs of people affected by crisis. OCHA on Message is a reference product that enables staff to communicate OCHA’s position on key issues


Guide Roles of Field Workers in Disaster Response

  • Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project- Bangladesh Consortium

  • 22/05/2011

Roles of Field workers in Disaster Response published by Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project- Bangladesh Consortium.