On the radio in Afghanistan
The ICRC in Afghanistan has recently produced a 12-episode series of radio programmes that was broadcasted through national radio stations, Arman FM and Arekozia Radio in the main local languages, Dari and Pashto. Today, radio remains an effective means of communication with the in-country public at large since the low literacy level and lack of electricity prevent a majority of people from reading newspapers and having access to television.
The project began in December 2012 with production in Kabul, Kandahar and Mazar-i-Shariff. The series of programmes was then promoted on radio and television stations to attract listeners before going on the air. The programmes are dedicated to ICRC's humanitarian activities in the country including putting separated families back in touch, improving access to safe water, health services, physical rehabilitation and social integration. Additionally, two episodes of the series are dedicated to the work of the Afghan Red Crescent Society's health services and their homes for refugees and the destitute known as Marastoon.
We have created this video to explain the production of these radio programmes.