It’s clear the world needs to pay better attention.
That’s why, for the past eight years, CARE has released an annual report on the most underreported humanitarian stories of the year.
In 2022, our analysis of online media in five major language areas (Arabic, German, English, French, Spanish) showed the severe drought in Angola received the least media, followed closely by the climate-fueled hunger crisis in Malawi.
Breaking the Silence isn’t an indictment – it’s a call for everyone to learn more about these crises, to share the information, and to get involved. The war in Ukraine has made it clear: today’s overlooked crises can be tomorrow’s worldwide catastrophes.
Humanitarian crises, in particular, can be mitigated or even prevented through early action. But this requires attention. Here then are the ten least-reported stories of the past year.