Radio saves lives

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Radio is powerful before, during and after times of emergency and disaster.  Radio empowers listeners and allows humanitarian workers and rescuers to protect people.

  1. Radio is an extremely efficient way in which to assist communities to prepare for disasters and reduce the risk of death and injury.
  2. Radio can act as an early warning system to reduce disaster risk.
  3. Radio helps disseminate messages to affected communities and contributes to the impact humanitarian organizations can have on the ground.
  4. Radio is technically resistant. In times of crisis, radio is always on: Radio is able to broadcast and to be received, even when electricity fails. This makes radio a unique medium in order to maintain the link between rescuers and survivors.