A look at the ideas and projects we're working on as we strive to grow and improve ReliefWeb.
15 Sep 2015
blog By Andrew Kobylinski, Product Marketing / Communications Officer Tags: Statistics, Yemen, Cyclone Pam, Nepal Earthquake, Earthquake, Vanuatu

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.

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27 Aug 2015
blog By KathrynLee Tags: jobs

More than 1,400 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” options

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12 Aug 2015
blog By Adrian Ciancio, Editor

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.

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05 Aug 2015
blog By Adrian Ciancio, Editor

Over the past couple of years, we have used our Labs to test new ideas and products for ReliefWeb. It's in this space that we have seen, for example, the growth of our API or the Video section.

At the same time, we saw a significant increase in activity related to humanitarian innovation, indicating that innovation has become central to the humanitarian community. It's a pity not to share the great innovative work we come across, so we're expanding ReliefWeb Labs to showcase resources on humanitarian innovation, including news, global reports, lessons learned, job openings, trainings, social media and videos.

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22 Jul 2015
blog By Satoko Nakagawa Tags: jobs

Are you interested in working with ReliefWeb? We are looking for a Programme Management Officer (Digital Products), P-3 to support boosting our product management capacity. If you are passionate about developing and managing features and digital products/services to inform humanitarians worldwide, check out the fixed-term Vacancy Announcement for this post at:

  • United Nations Careers

  • ReliefWeb

Please note that the deadline for application is 3 October 2015 and the application must be done through the link within United Nations Careers.

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