Disasters, either natural, technological or man-made, affect in a most traumatic way both the society and the economy of a country, causing the loss of many lives. The Covid-19 pandemic that we are facing currently is a clear testimony. Disaster-stricken populations suffer a great deal and need prompt assistance. In order to alleviate the trauma and the damage during a crisis and prepare for the unexpected, organizations practice crisis management and an important aspect of crisis management includes crisis communications. The main papers in this issue are dedicated to research and reviews on crisis communications relating to polio, cholera, sexual exploitation and cyclone. The cover for this issue of JDC carries an illustration by Andrei Rybalko/123RF.com.