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Emergency response
We aim to improve the health, security and wellbeing of individuals and communities caught in crisis situations. We work in partnership with relief operations, governments and international and national non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Read more about how we prepare for and respond to humanitarian issues
Within days of the monsoon flooding that devastated Pakistan at the end of July, the BBC World Service Trust in partnership with BBC Urdu began broadcasting emergency radio programming to millions of listeners through Pakistan Lifeline.  Read more
Millions in Pakistan began tuning in to emergency lifeline radio programming yesterday, as BBC Urdu launched a new service to people in the most severely flooded areas of the country.  Read more
Radio offers a lifeline to Pakistan as crisis worsens
In response to the devastating floods in northern Pakistan, lifeline radio programmes are to be broadcast in the most severely affected areas through the BBC in both Urdu and Pashto.  Read more
The BBC World Service Trust and Internews are providing humanitarian news reporting for victims of ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan.  Read more
Lifeline radio in emergencies
The BBC WST looks at how lifeline radio services can help people get to grips with the aftermath of disasters by quickly providing useful information and advice.   Read more
Delivering a lifeline for Haiti
Lisa Robinson reports on Connexion Haiti, the BBC's emergency lifeline radio programme helping Haitians cope with the effects of the earthquake.   Read more
A lifeline for Somali refugees
So far this year nearly 300 refugees from Somalia have died in the attempt to cross the Gulf of Aden. Somali Lifeline, a new weekly programme aims to raise awareness of the challenges and dangers of a life in exile.  Read more
Burma cyclone: lifeline radio support
Broadcasting emergency radio 'lifeline' support in response to the devastating impact of Cyclone Nargis,  Read more
Left in the dark: The unmet need for information in emergency response
In today’s media-rich world, many of the planet’s poorest still lack access to potentially life-saving information.  Read more
Strengthening disaster prevention and resilience
A pilot project aimed at strengthening disaster prevention and resilience in the Indian states of West Bengal and Orissa is developing media, government and NGO capacity to increase and improve media coverage of the issues.  Read more
A lifeline for Darfur
We work in partnership with Sudanese media professionals and the World Service to broadcast life-saving information to 6.5 million people in Darfur, including two million people living in the region's 85 camps for people displaced by the conflict.   Read more
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