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Getting the Message Out

Use of media, traditional and new, is vital for UNHCR in raising awareness, telling the story and getting our message out. The refugee agency provides a wide range of information about its activities, including regular news conferences, daily news stories on the homepage of this website, press releases, a photo service and video material shot in some of the world's most remote locations. A network of public information officers, supported by other staff, sends material to UNHCR's Communications Group for processing and dissemination. Timely and regular reports on our work and the people of concern to us play a vital role in keeping our staff, the public and donors informed - maintaining a high public profile is essential for an organization like UNHCR, which relies on the generosity of others for funding.