Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs

  • Irene Bruna Seu
  • Shani Orgad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Irene Bruna Seu, Shani Orgad
    Pages 1-20
  3. Public Responses and the ‘3M’ Model

  4. Mediating Care

  5. Moving the Debate and Practice Forward

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 151-165

About this book


Drawing on an original UK-wide study of public responses to humanitarian issues and how NGOs communicate them, this timely book provides the first evidence-based psychosocial account of how and why people respond or not to messages about distant suffering.. The book highlights what NGOs seek to achieve in their communications and explores how their approach and hopes match or not what the public want, think and feel about distant suffering.


Humanitarianism Crisis management NGOs Humanitarian disaster Political communication Media analysis Audience

Authors and affiliations

  • Irene Bruna Seu
    • 1
  • Shani Orgad
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychosocial StudiesBirkbeck, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Media and CommunicationsLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUnited Kingdom

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