Information Management

Information and updates about information management services provided by H2H members, including specialist staff members and volunteers.

Crisis Language Map for Cyclone Kenneth in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

In the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, people affected need to obtain critical information and communicate their needs in a language and format that is accessible to them. In Cabo Delgado, the province most affected, less than half the population understand Portuguese, Mozambique’s official language. Responders should instead use Makhuwa, Makonde, and Mwani to communicate. Literacy rates are also low, especially for women. Audio communication channels will be important if the response is to reach and hear from all sections of the community. Learn more about the communication needs in the area in the Crisis Language Map.

On the ground in Mozambique: Supporting communication with people affected by Cyclone Idai

Translators without Borders is on the ground in Mozambique, evaluating the language needs and preferences of people affected by Cyclone Idai. This project is funded by the H2H Fund, a funding mechanism for H2H Network members supported by UK aid from the UK government. In this blog post, TWB Advocacy Officer Mia Marzotto reflects on the need for language in the response. She details the actions TWB and partner organization have taken so far to ensure people affected by Cyclone Idai have the information they need, in a language they can understand.