Media coverage of humanitarian crises
Suffering in Silence, a report by Care International, has highlighted ten of the world’s most under-reported crises. Top of the list are North Korea, Eritrea and Burundi. The report argues that we rarely hear in the media about countries that are not popular tourist destinations, strategically important or hard to access. And since there is a close link between media coverage, public awareness and funding for humanitarian relief, efforts to tackle these under-reported crises are more likely to be underfunded.
Read the Guardian article, North Korea tops list of world’s most neglected humanitarian crises