A look at the ideas and projects we're working on as we strive to grow and improve ReliefWeb.
22 Dec 2016
blog By Yuan-Kwan Chan, ReliefWeb Editor and Head of Office, Asia-Pacific Tags: interactive Map, maps, map

Since 1996, more than 54,000 maps and infographics have been posted on our site and through our mobile apps as static images and PDF files. Our information partners are, however, increasingly taking advantage of interactive visualization tools to more effectively communicate their analysis, overlaying data and narratives on time scales, geographical layers, and so on. From water sources in Somalia to the agricultural livelihood impact on communities following the 2015 Nepal earthquakes, these products do more than enable users to take a deep dive into granular statistics and real-time data: they provide a visually compelling view into specific issues.

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19 Dec 2016
blog By Miguel Hernandez Rivera Tags: API, filter, Statistics, data, jobs, labs, training, mobile, Trends

ReliefWeb received, on average, about 1.3 million visits a month in 2016. Our users visit the site to search for the latest crisis information, job announcements and opportunities to brush up their skills and knowledge. They access the site from the field and headquarters, using various devices.

As an operator of a major humanitarian information platform, we have been improving our Google Analytics data gathering in order to improve our services based on user behaviors. The continuous improvements to our API in the past years have made it easier to analyze what’s in our content repository with information dating back to 1996, which we made available to users via Content Trends alpha in 2014.

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22 Nov 2016
blog By KathrynLee Tags: jobs, filter

In addition to daily updates on humanitarian crises, ReliefWeb is the go-to platform for both job seekers and recruiters in the humanitarian community. In 2015, we published more than 30,000 jobs from almost 1,500 humanitarian organizations, which were viewed 13.6 million times. That number gives us insight into how many of you are searching for your next challenging job opportunity on ReliefWeb. Given the high volume of jobs published on ReliefWeb - averaging 100 a day! - we understand that it is crucial for you to be able to drill down into the job advertisements according to your qualifications and interests in a time-efficient manner.

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04 Oct 2016
blog By Madeleine Wackernagel

ReliefWeb is not only pertinent in a disaster environment or humanitarian emergency; indeed, the users I canvassed in Nairobi, the biggest hub for humanitarian actors in Africa, pointed to all sorts of aspects of the site that helped them in their daily work. Here are a few testimonials to celebrate our 20th anniversary:

Gabriella Waaijman, Regional Director, Norwegian Refugee Council

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28 Sep 2016
blog By Birat Lekhak

ReliefWeb’s Product Development team had a busy summer working on its first mobile apps. We wanted to share these useful new products with our users, marking the occasion of 20 years of our humanitarian information service.

Our apps will bring you ReliefWeb's content right to your fingertips, based around particular information needs of each app user. For example, the Headlines app gives you the latest content that is hand-picked by the editors and/or filtered according to your preference. Meanwhile, the Crises app saves you valuable time by providing you with a comprehensive overview of various crises on one handy screen.

In the first iteration, the apps are compatible with Android Kitkat (4.4) and iOS 9 and above.

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