Suffering in Silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2018

The globe is scarred by violence and disasters. Yet, some crises receive less media coverage than others. The aim of this report is to highlight those crises that, though large, have received little public attention.

In the age of social media and 24-hour news cycles what we do not catch on screen or online does not seem to exist.The sad truth is that disasters and crises made reality look grim for over 132 million people worldwide in 2018, whether we heard about it or not. More than a quarter of them listed in this report suffered in silence, away from the spotlight.

This report serves as a call for the global community to speak up for people in crises who are otherwise forgotten and to help them overcome hardship. It also addresses the question of how to ensure better coverage, outlining eight steps to help shine a light on forgotten crises.

  • Published: February 2019

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