New media and their role in supporting the humanitarian NGOs during armed conflicts : the ICRC's work in the syrian conflict : a case study
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International journal of politics and security, Vol. 2, no. 3, 2020, p. 64-88
Redouane Touati and Halima Touati
Bibliography : p. 86-88
This paper aims to highlight the role of New Media, especially the social networking sites, in supporting the international Non-governmental Organizations’ (NGOs) work during crises and armed conflicts. The focus is on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which has relied on Facebook in its work during the armed conflict in Syria. This has helped it to facilitate the process of communicating and interacting with the people affected by the conflict, and making them aware of the consequences of the conflict and the necessary precautions that must be taken. It also contributed to directing them to drinking water points, collective restaurants, and health centres, quickly and with a little effort.