UNESCO Provides Equipment Support for Community Radios Damaged by Earthquakes

The community radios damaged in the Jajarkot earthquake now have equipment from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The representative of the Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACORAB) Nepal received the radio equipment for the community radios that were damaged in the earthquake from Michael Croft, the head of UNESCO's Kathmandu office.

To help community radios devastated by the earthquake, the executive director of ACORAB has received five mixers, five laptops, ten microphones, ten headphones, and other equipment.

Community radio is the community's primary source of information during a crisis, according to Croft, UNESCO Representative for Nepal and Head of the Kathmandu Office. For this reason, they assisted in rebroadcasting the radio that was shut down because of the earthquake.

To immediately connect the received equipment to the impacted locations, a technical team has been deployed to Jajarkot. 

In addition to providing equipment assistance, equipment repair, and rebroadcasting for earthquake-damaged radios, ACORAB has been collaborating with UNESCO and other organizations to enhance the ability of radio workers in the impacted areas.