By the end of November ReliefWeb had reached 11,000,000 visits for 2013. This is a new record and it looks like we are well on our way to making 12,000,000 for the year. That is approximately 1 million per month. We’re really pleased that the humanitarian community is visiting ReliefWeb and utilising the features and services on offer. At the end of December we’ll publish a full rundown of site statistics and what 2014 holds for ReliefWeb.
Our homepage is one of the most visited pages on ReliefWeb. At least 25% of all site visitors stop by as it is a fantastic location to find the latest headlines, major humanitarian announcements and links to ReliefWeb’s features and content.
Recently you may have noticed some small changes to the ReliefWeb home page. We’ve redesigned... Read more
Protection & Human Rights, Disaster Management, Mine Action, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding now added to the growing list of Topics pages
Our Topics categories just keep growing! Since the launch of Topics pages in August over 16,000 visitors have searched for humanitarian information by various topics. This week we’ve added Protection & Human Rights, Disaster Management, Mine Action, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding to the list of topic categories available, bringing the total number to fourteen. Like our other Topics pages these categories will also include a list of must read documents chosen by our editorial staff, the latest tweets from specialized organisations, and important videos that we believe will keep you informed in your area of humanitarian expertise.
The new Mine Action page focuses on humanitarian reports related to the humanitarian impact of landmines and other explosive... Read more
A couple of months ago we set up a labs project that created Topics pages for disaster types (e.g. floods, storms, etc). We presented users with a prototype ‘Floods’ page and sought feedback on the content, design, layout and functionality. After receiving a great response from users and taking on board some of your suggestions, we are now integrating these hazard type pages into the ReliefWeb site.
Starting with Floods, Droughts, Earthquakes and Storms, these first versions of the hazard type Topic pages will be most useful to humanitarian responders and researchers looking for analysis of responses to, lessons learned from and preparedness recommendations for humanitarian intervention in particular natural hazard types.
The new hazard type Topics pages will include... Read more
Portable, easy to use and great for email, work, reading, video and social media, tablet devices are fast becoming a humanitarian’s must-have tool. According to our site analytics, approximately 4% of visits to the site are made using tablet devices. We wanted to know more about how our users interact with their tablet devices, so we conducted a survey in August. We also wanted to find out what users may want in a ReliefWeb tablet app in order to stay on top of technology trends and provide humanitarians access to the information they need.
Over 1,500 people completed the survey. We’re thrilled by the responses we received as well as the survey results. So we thought we would share them with you. (If you need a reminder of what the questions, click here)
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“Every year on August 19th we mark World Humanitarian Day in honour of aid workers, who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We commemorate their sacrifice and reaffirm our commitment to the lifesaving work that humanitarians carry out around the world every day, often in difficult and dangerous circumstances, where others cannot or do not want to go.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Today is World Humanitarian Day . The 19th of August was designated World Humanitarian Day by the United Nations General Assembly, under Resolution 63/139, “in order to contribute to increasing public awareness about humanitarian assistance activities worldwide and the importance of international cooperation in this regard, as well as to honour all humanitarian and United Nations and... Read more