It’s April 2015, and so far this year ReliefWeb has already uploaded more than 15,000 updates and covered fourteen natural disasters. We’re updating ReliefWeb daily with new reports and maps. Our goal is to keep the global humanitarian community informed about the latest developments on crises and disasters.
One of the best ways for users to stay current of the latest humanitarian updates is via ReliefWeb’s email subscription services that we have been offering for many years.
Now with our latest improvements to the subscription process, we’ve made it easier for you to choose and subscribe to notifications on new updates about countries, disasters, headlines, maps and infographics, situation reports, jobs and trainings.Read more
2014 was another record year for ReliefWeb, with over 4.96 million users accessing ReliefWeb more than 12 million times.
We added more than 54,000 reports and maps to ReliefWeb and covered all the year’s major crises such as the West Africa Ebola outbreak, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
We also we introduced some great new initiatives that were designed to help you more easily access the humanitarian information on ReliefWeb’s. These included:
Improved API: The ReliefWeb application programming interface (API) was significantly improved to better enable websites, software, and apps to connect directly with the ReliefWeb database, helping humanitarians to develop new online initiatives. http://reliefweb.int/help/apiRead more
Video reporting has increasingly become an effective way for humanitarian organizations to communicate the work they undertake. However, with millions of videos online finding quality humanitarian videos can be challenging. So to give you easy access to humanitarian videos, we’re trialling a new ‘Videos’ section at ReliefWeb Labs.
This ‘beta’ Videos section is being launched with more than 700 videos from over 130 different humanitarian organizations. New videos are being added daily and all are sourced from ReliefWeb’s extensive list of humanitarian content providers.Read more
To help humanitarians produce informative and well-designed information products, ReliefWeb and the Visual Information Unit (VIU) of the UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have collaborated to make available more than 200 updated country and territory location maps.
Since first publishing the location maps, OCHA has made a series of improvements. The maps are now available in PNG, PDF and SVG formats, making them easily embeddable into any report or website. They offer essential information, such as main cities and neighbouring countries and anyone can republish or edit them using tools such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape.
The maps can be downloaded at the ReliefWeb location maps page .
Now thanks to Wikimedia NYC volunteers, OCHA’s maps are also available from the Wikimedia commons.Read more
As you've probably noticed, we've just made some changes to ReliefWeb’s design and usability. These changes are designed to help you more easily navigate through ReliefWeb and are based on the feedback you provided in our recent user survey.
For many years, users have been telling us that they love the filters. However, you've also been telling us that their usability and functionality could be improved. So we've made some changes, added some new filters and created improved advanced search that will help you easily dig down into the wealth of humanitarian information available in ReliefWeb’s 18-year content archive.
Here is an outline of what you can expect and how you can make the most of your ReliefWeb experience.1. Easy access to maps and infographics Read more