News

Lifeline training to improve community livelihood

The ongoing BBC media action lifeline communication training is to ensure accuracy, timely and practical information for crisis affected people in the country, official has said.

The training is targeting the regions of Equatoria, Bhar el Ghazal and Upper Nile with the aim of disseminating information to crisis affected communities as part of humanitarian response to reduce the suffering of the people through effective information.

Arjuna Weerasinghe, Senior project manager said the importance of the training is to empower communities affected by crisis with accurate information as well as to reduce suffering and strengthen relief efforts of the vulnerable groups.

“The media action will help South Sudanese to channel their voice necessity, ask questions, share their experiences and connect with others to avoid confusion, unhelpful rumors and even civil unrest.

He said lack of proper communication can worsen suffering of the people which he said it is only through good communication with communities that can improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response.

Weerasinghe continued that effective communication can save lives and mitigate risk.

The lifeline training that included project managers, communication operators and local journalists across the country was funded by UK Department of International Development/UKAID through Communicating with Disaster affected communities (CDAC) and Internews.

By Moses Gum Degur

error: Content is protected !!