Suffering in silence: the 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2016

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Aid organisation, CARE International, has issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.

The report features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

Using the media monitoring services of Meltwater Group, CARE analysed those natural disasters or conflicts that received the least media attention in 2016. More than 250,000 global online sources were monitored in English, French and German. To filter according to scale, CARE chose countries in which at least one million people are affected by natural or man-made disasters. The result is a list of over thirty crises that we analysed and ranked by the number of articles mentioning each, starting with the one that received the fewest articles.

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