PBS News Hour: These 10 humanitarian crises got the least attention last year

PBS News Hour: These 10 humanitarian crises got the least attention last year

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1/26/18

CARE’s Suffering in Silence report highlighting the 10 most underreported humanitarian crises of 2017 was featured in a story by PBS NewsHour. The story included the ranking of humanitarian crises based on media coverage from 39 natural or manmade disaster in 2017, in places where government restrictions or logistics make it nearly impossible for foreign journalists and aid groups to go. 

Sheba Crocker, CARE’s vice president of humanitarian programs and policy is quoted in the article: “There are so many large scale humanitarian crisis occurring at any given time and some of them barely break through to large scale public awareness.”

Read the full story here.


Families queue up to receive food rations at Don Bosco Orphanage in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo on the 25th November 2012. Rebels claimed control of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, causing thousands of people to flee, many of whom had already been displaced by years of fighting. Credit: CARE/Kate Holt

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