Annual Report 2022

Pakistan – Humanitarian information to respond to the floods


Fondation Hirondelle has been collaborating with Tribal News Network (TNN) since 2020. TNN is a Pakistani multimedia agency located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Together, Fondation Hirondelle and TNN have developed a project to provide essential information to the populations affected by the floods that severely impacted the country in 2022. This project runs from 2022 to 2023. It involves collaboration between TNN and a network of 30 offline and online media partners in 60 districts in the four provinces of Pakistan (Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh).

Financial Volume

39 314 CHF

Sources of Funding

• H2H Network
• Switzerland (SDC Programme contribution)

The floods caused by monsoon rains in Pakistan in the summer of 2022 resulted in a humanitarian disaster that severely affected the population, especially in rural areas of several regions.

Pakistan lacks journalists and media trained to respond to environmental and humanitarian crises. In addition, there is little or no collaboration between media professionals and the broader humanitarian community.

In the aftermath of Pakistan’s floods, Fondation Hirondelle, along with its partner Tribal News Network (TNN) and over 30 offline and online media partners, produced vital content and in-depth reporting in four of the provinces most affected by the floods. The objective of this project, supported by H2H Network, was to provide essential information to the population.

The project produced news content, public service announcements, and key messages in local languages to reach the largest number of people. Special attention was paid to particularly vulnerable group such as IDPs, women, and the elderly. Long format programmes were also produced and broadcast to explain the issues and impacts of the floods on the country’s development.

These programmes integrated communication between the affected population, humanitarian workers and responsible authorities. Mentoring helped the project’s radio, online and television partners to produce their programmes, helping them reach a diverse audience.