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Patrick Fuller - Behind the headlines: Are the human costs of natural disasters under-reported? - Manila 14 Oct 2011

Patrick Fuller - Behind the headlines: Are the human costs of natural disasters under-reported? - Manila 14 Oct 2011

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From the ICRC's regional conference for media in East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific. 13-14 October 2011 in Manila, Philippines. For more info, see http://www.facebook.com/ReportingOnViolence.AsiaPacific. (Individual speeches and presentations do not necessarily reflect the views of the ICRC.)
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From the ICRC's regional conference for media in East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific. 13-14 October 2011 in Manila, Philippines. For more info, see http://www.facebook.com/ReportingOnViolence.AsiaPacific. (Individual speeches and presentations do not necessarily reflect the views of the ICRC.)
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Reporting on violence and emergencies

The role of media in protection of the most vulnerable
‘Behind the headlines: are the human costs of natural disasters under-reported’ Patrick Fuller Communications manager Asia Pacific - IFRC
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Natural disasters in Asia-Pacific
The region faces on average 42% of global disaster events annually 52 % of disasters are hydro-meteorological related There is an increasing number of localized smaller scale disasters with intermittent large-scale events. 2 medium-to-large-scale event per year, 3-4 large-scale events on average every 2 years

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Asia Pacific - The most disaster prone region of the world

In 2010:
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89% of all people affected by disasters lived in Asia Pacific Disasters affected more than 201 million people in Asia Pacific 373 recorded disasters – 22 in China, 16 in India, 14 in the Philippines

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Drivers of Disasters – the root causes of vulnerability

overty – food insecurity – malnutrition ocio-economic marginalisation and discrimination hanging weather patterns, and impacts of urban migration ack of disaster management legislation, policies and frameworks
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Increasing Hazards and shifting weather patterns

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Urban migration

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Links between media and funding - 2005

Asian Tsunami Pakistan Quake DR Congo Chechnya Somalia

Aid per head $ 1,241 $ 310 $ 213 $ 281 $ 53

TV coverage (mins) 250 86 6 2 0

Source: The Tyndall Report – minutes of airtime on the US’s three leading networks
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Pakistan Floods 2010 -

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Shared concerns – differing needs & objectives
Aid agencies •Interest, inform, encourage action •Issue focused •Long-term timeframe •Neutrality •Co-operate with host nation •Accountability

Media •Interest and inform •Event focused •Short-term timeframe •Political context •Question host-nation •Aid effectiveness

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A mutually beneficial relationship
Media • Raising awareness • Raising profile • Raising funds • Catalyst for action

Aid agencies • Reliable information source • Local expertise & knowledge •Access and exclusivity • Fresh story ideas human interest angles, spokespeople • Contextual information • Resources for the media

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‘Secondary disasters’ behind the headlines

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Discrimination, marginalisation, inequity Problems with re-settlement and land grabs Impact on livelihoods, coping mechanisms Urban migration and urbanisation Psycho-social support needs Risk reduction - Climate change adaptation

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