Digital Communication in Natural Disasters: Humanitarian Disaster Response in the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

PRIO Policy Brief

Jacobsen, Elida K. U. (2018) Digital Communication in Natural Disasters: Humanitarian Disaster Response in the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, PRIO Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.

​During natural catastrophes, knowledge management and communication are vital to reducing damage and saving lives. However, the challenges of communicating are numerous, including the infrastructural damages such disasters produce. This policy brief looks into emerging forms of digital communication and asks what it enables and disables in post-disaster scenarios. What role can digital communication play in relief work after natural disasters, such as the Nepal earthquake in 2015, and what are its limitations?

Authors

Elida K. U. Jacobsen

Elida K. U. Jacobsen

Senior Researcher

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