CARE International Report Examines Most Underreported Humanitarian Crises Of 2017, Reasons For Lack Of Attention

Devex: CARE reveals 2017’s most underreported humanitarian crises — so how can we shape media coverage?
“What makes a humanitarian crisis worthy of media attention? It is a question CARE International asked when analyzing more than 1.2 million global media reports on 40 natural disasters and conflicts affecting at least a million people. In their new report, Suffering in Silence, they not only identify the 10 most underreported humanitarian crises of 2017 but the reasons behind it — with lack of humanitarian and media access, competing natural disasters, and conflicting crises among the key reasons for certain humanitarian stories to fly largely under the radar of public and political attention…” (Cornish, 1/22).