Help disaster affected communities with emergency radio Donate What would you need if disaster struck? In times of disaster, an affected community's need for information is crucial to their recovery. Communication is aid and is key to the humanitarian response. By making a gift to this project, you will help train, equip and empower people living in areas prone to disaster to deliver emergency response radio to their communities. A disaster affected community's need for information is crucial to their recovery Mike Adams, International Coordinator, First Response Radio 2015 Disaster response radio addresses local need - an emergency response rep collects community feedback in Nepal. You can help save lives with emergency radio. Reliable and timely information can be impossible to access following a crisis when communications networks have been damaged or destroyed. In the traditional approach to humanitarian work, or in the haste to provide more conventional forms of "aid", dialogue and engagement with affected communities can often be overlooked. Without critical communications to - and with - local communities, response efforts may not be effective. Simply put, if a disaster response is not coordinated or is not flexible towards the local need or specific situation, the population may be unaware of the support they can access. Feba’s solution is a proactive approach to provide training, equipment and radio distribution before disaster strikes. Building the capacity of local partners enables the use of an appropriate disaster response when needed. Teams are equipped and trained in advance, ready for deployment in an emergency. This preparedness establishes stronger local networks of partners in calmer times, encouraging cohesion and coordination between agencies. Your support will make sure life-saving information will be provided in disaster response - with your gift contributing to training, community engagement, and by distributing broadcast equipment and radio handsets. Your gift makes a difference. Please donate now. The project will create an emergency response team ready to mobilise in a crisis. Feba’s goal is that accurate critical information is broadcast within 72 hours of a crisis situation. Made up from a network of local partners, and flexible enough to meet the specific needs of the situation in hand, this project will provide life-saving communications for a disaster affected community following a crisis. Sustainability is important to us too; the project also looks to enable local partners and communities to go on and deliver "second generation" training for themselves. Your support can not only provide life-giving media in an emergency, but also make sure that disaster affected communities have agency in their own recovery.