Radio saves lives
Radio is powerful before, during and after times of emergency and disaster. Radio empowers listeners and allows humanitarian workers and rescuers to protect people.
- Radio is an extremely efficient way in which to assist communities to prepare for disasters and reduce the risk of death and injury.
- Radio can act as an early warning system to reduce disaster risk.
- Radio helps disseminate messages to affected communities and contributes to the impact humanitarian organizations can have on the ground.
- 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.