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After disaster: information for life

9 Nov 2008
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When a major disaster - hurricane, famine, flood or epidemic, for example - hits a region of the global south, the brief period of saturation media coverage that follows tends to confirm outsiders' view that the devastated population's overriding needs are food, water, tarpaulins, medical supplies and technical expertise. All these things are indeed essential. This list, however, has one critical omission: information.

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2008
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