A look at the ideas and projects we're working on as we strive to grow and improve ReliefWeb.
17 Apr 2018
blog By Miguel Hernandez Rivera Tags: Topics, refugees

You ask, ReliefWeb delivers

Since launching our Topics pages in 2013, we have refined and consolidated the section, concentrating on the key issues of the day, such as Fighting Famine in Four Countries, the Humanitarian Crisis in the Kasai region of DRC, and the Refugee/Migrant Emergencies in Europe and South-east Asia. And now, in response to requests from our humanitarian partners, we are pleased to announce the launch of Community Topics.

ReliefWeb Community Topic pages come in two types:

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13 Mar 2018
blog By Véronique Durroux-Malpartida Tags: Statistics

There are stories behind numbers, and we can learn a lot by looking at ReliefWeb analytics trends in 2017. Throughout the year, more than 6,8 million users visited ReliefWeb, an 18.33% increase from 2016. Let’s take a closer look at what and who are behind those figures.

More visibility equals more users

In 2017 we reached out to potential users looking for humanitarian content via new channels. ReliefWeb became available on the latest news aggregators such as Google Play Newsstand and Apple News. Since its launch in late August 2017, Google Newsstand was visited by an average of 9,000 people a month.

Our Product team also worked on making ReliefWeb content more easily discoverable when you search for humanitarian updates on Google or other search engines.

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20 Feb 2018
blog By Jason Fallow Tags: training, filter, search

KEY POINTS

  • We’ve improved our search filters to make finding training opportunities easier.

  • New tabs allow you to discover free and online courses in one click.

  • Revised scope means you’ll find courses that are more relevant to your career.

ReliefWeb is the humanitarian community’s go-to site for training opportunities, and now we’ve made it even easier for you to find exactly what you’re looking for. With our latest updates to the Training section, ReliefWeb is able to more effectively facilitate learning and development in the humanitarian world.

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26 Dec 2017
blog By Amy Benson Tags: mobile, labs

Mobile usage continues to grow across the world and browsers are introducing new features that enable web developers to introduce app-like features on their website. ReliefWeb has been no exception - the usage of mobile devices to access our content has been steadily growing, now averaging 30% of all usage. In addition to native mobile apps we have introduced last year, we thought now was a good time to experiment with how ReliefWeb could take advantage of this latest technology trend to offer greater user experience on ReliefWeb.

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12 Dec 2017
blog By Alona Volinsky Tags: mobile, RSS

We’re excited to share that recently ReliefWeb joined the list of news sources available on Apple News - Apple’s latest news aggregator app. The app is available on all iPhones and iPads and includes a large selection of topics from top news organizations and independent publishers.

ReliefWeb content is available in three categories: our curated headlines, all our news and maps & infographics. The content is pulled out automatically from reliefweb.int so you will always see the latest information available.

Apple News collects news stories and also includes a For You tab, featuring content customized for your personal interests. You can sign up to receive breaking news notifications and subscribe to your favorite channels - now including ReliefWeb.

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