Community radios are a powerful tool in disaster relief situations. They are an indispensable way to provide reliable information to vulnerable population, help the humanitarian relief and ease the fear and worries of the population in tense situations. These radios are deeply rooted in their communities and serve as a focal point for the population to get the services they deserve and need in their language. In emergency situations, community radios can help make a difference.
To mark this important day, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), through its Global Fund for community radio, calls on its members to assert their role as agent of social change through an active participation in this radio campaign on the topic of social protection and agriculture in order to initiate discussions in the communities, to share information and help "break the cycle of poverty."