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Information: a right, a deliverable and a power

Sector-wide the most under resourced aspect of communicating in emergencies is the communications with those affected by the emergency. All too often the onus is on getting communications materials out to the Head Office or to the international media -- overlooking those at the heart of the emergency.

Information is a right, and it is a deliverable. It bestows power -- power to take control of a situation that is by definition out of your control.