Orla Fagan is a public information officer around the Asia and Pacific region, responding to natural disasters and humanitarian crises. She writes sometimes, documenting not only her own experiences but the plight of the poor and most vulnerable who are the main victims of these crises. In this blog Fagan writes about her fascinating travels and gives an insight to what it’s really like to work for the UN in some of the world’s toughest terrains, under some extraordinary conditions.
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Regional public information and advocacy officer coordinating the public information and media aspects of disasters in the region. Covered Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 in the Philippines and the more recent earthquake in Nepal in 2015. Supports high-level official visits to disaster areas, writes for the OCHA global web page and responds to media requests. Drafts key messages, chairs the Humanitarian Communications Group when appropriate and delivers public information workshops to PIOs in the region.
Disclaimer: These are my own opinions and I do not represent any organisation when expressing my views.