About infoasaid

It is increasingly recognized that when crisis or disaster strikes, people need information as much as they need shelter food, water and safety. Humanitarian responses are often undermined and often ineffective if people’s information needs are not given adequate priority during humanitarian crises.

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People need information as much as they need shelter food, water and safety.

infoasaid is a consortium of Internews and the BBC World Service Trust. The objective is to improve how aid agencies communicate with disaster-affected communities - the focus is on providing humanitarian information. The emphasis is on the need to deliver information, as aid itself, through the most appropriate channels.  

infoasaid also works to build the capacity and preparedness of humanitarian aid agencies to respond to the information and communication needs of affected populations.

infoasaid mounts immediate rapid responses to select emergencies to enable communication between humanitarian agencies and affected communities.

Internews is an international media development organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard.


Consortium partner, the BBC World Service Trust (BBC WST) is the independent international charity of the BBC, which uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights, thereby enabling people to build better lives. All its efforts are aimed at ensuring some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people have access to life-changing information.


infoasaid is funded by UKaid