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

Major humanitarian crises are widely reported across the world's media - yet many more crises never make it into the news. Media attention and fundraising for humanitarian causes are closely intertwined. This report shines a spotlight on neglected and overlooked humanitarian crises and presents a six-step plan for ensuring the humanitarian needs of all people affected by crisis are met.

The report analyses the 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. The report presents the 10 most under-reported crises of 2016, and analyses what needs to be done to ensure aid reaches people in need, wherever they are.

  • Countries: Global
  • Published: January 2017

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