In 2016, millions of vulnerable people globally may be affected by the effects of El Niño, including drought, floods and food insecurity. Already Ethiopia is experiencing its worst El Niño-related drought in 30 years, leaving 10.2 million people in need of emergency food aid. Tens of millions of people across east and southern Africa, the Pacific, South-East Asia and Latin America are also affected. The current El Niño may prove to be the strongest on record.
To keep you informed of the situation and help you easily and quickly find the latest El Niño humanitarian updates, ReliefWeb has created a El Niño topics page. The page contains a wealth of information including response plans, analysis, reports, maps, infographics, monitoring tools, related tweets and videos. It is broken up into the affected regions and contains access to related disasters.Read more
A ReliefWeb account gives you the ability to save your favorite content and subscribe to a range of email subscription services. Now you can log into ReliefWeb with your Humanitarian ID (HID) account.
Humanitarian ID is a contact information management system used by responders during crises or disasters. Being able to use your HID account to log into ReliefWeb not only means that you have one less account to remember, but it also allows you to move seamlessly across OCHA’s range of humanitarian community websites.
For more information about this latest feature, check out the HID blogRead more
More than ever humanitarian workers are seeking timely and reliable information to help them plan and deliver humanitarian responses to disasters and crises that are happening worldwide. As the humanitarian community’s leading source of information, ReliefWeb has been providing humanitarian information services since 1996. In the first half of 2015, ReliefWeb access has grown substantially, with a 19% increase in the sites usage from the same period in 2014.
Three major events have tested the international humanitarian community during this time, demonstrating the need for timely and reliable information systems. The Nepal earthquake, cyclone Pam and the crisis in Yemen, prompted humanitarians worldwide to visit ReliefWeb more than ever before. Here are some of the statistics of how humanitarians have used ReliefWeb during these events.Read more
More than 4,000 humanitarian organizations have used ReliefWeb’s job section to reach out and find the right candidates. In 2014 humanitarian organizations advertised over 26,500 jobs on ReliefWeb to approximately almost 5 million visitors. Finding the right candidates at the right time, however, can be a challenge, so to help humanitarian recruiters we’ve made some improvements to our jobs posting system.
New! “Job location” optionsRead more
In February 2015, ReliefWeb launched the Videos section beta v. 1.0 in our Labs space to gauge the usefulness of this new content service. Based on the surveys and analytics, we are happy to find that users love our Video section, content of which is painstakingly selected for relevance and tagged for ease of discovery by our editorial team.
Based on the popularity of the beta version, our product team has enhanced the design and navigation while the editorial team continues to find, select and curate the video content, which now numbers some 3,000 and keeps growing daily.
Now, we are offering curated video content in various relevant sections of the site - Countries, Topics and Updates. Latest videos can be found alongside the content river.Read more