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The Foundation’s AlertNet service is the world’s premier source of independent humanitarian news and information.

Set up in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the service covers wars, natural disasters and health emergencies, including many of the “forgotten” crises that don’t headlines in mainstream media. Its audience includes aid workers, journalists, policymakers, researchers, the general public and communities caught up in crises. 

AlertNet received two commendations at the prestigious Online Media Awards – for “best designed site” and “best video journalism”.  

Throughout 2012, our multimedia special reports made global headlines and set the agenda on the big humanitarian issues of our day, including the future of aid, the battle for water and solutions for a hungry world.

Your work is really transforming the landscape and getting out stories that too often go untold.
- Jeff Haskins, Burness Communications