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Why your feedback is so important

By Madeleine Wackernagel

When we launched the new responsive ReliefWeb site in February, it was after extensive research and user surveys, backed up by analytics data detailing our users’ preferences and priorities.

For us, the substantial increase in mobile use warranted a tailored response - hence we set out to make ReliefWeb as flexible and speedy for mobile users as possible, while not forgetting desktop and tablet...

What’s new at ReliefWeb: COVID-19 Topic Page and latest improvements to usability

By ReliefWeb team

COVID-19 Topic Page

When the World Health Organization pronounced COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11 2020, there were more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and 4,291 people had lost their lives.

At time of writing, those numbers had topped 1,350,000 cases in 184 countries, with almost 75,000 deaths. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which manages ReliefWeb, launched...

Improved Training section makes it easier to find the opportunities you are looking for

By Jason Fallow

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...

ReliefWeb Data Snapshots: RW usage analysis powered by ReliefWeb API and Google Analytics

By Miguel Hernandez Rivera

**PLEASE NOTE the Data Snapshots have been discontinued. Learn more about the reasons for decommissioned project on our Labs Page

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...

Behind the scenes: Making your job search results better

By Kathryn Lee

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...

Find what you’re looking for with ReliefWeb’s new filters and advanced search

By Andrew Kobylinski

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...

Find humanitarian information by organization

By Andrew Kobylinski

Over the past 17 years, more than 5,000 humanitarian organizations have supplied ReliefWeb with 540,000 pieces of humanitarian related information.

So to help you easily find what you’re looking for, from within our vast humanitarian information archive, we've created a new section called ‘organizations’. Now you can choose to find humanitarian information by either updates, countries, disasters,...

Find humanitarian information by Country, Disaster… and now by ‘Topic’

By Andrew Kobylinski

Staying up to date in your area of humanitarian expertise is always important, so we have decided to introduce a content service called “Topics” to help you achieve this. ReliefWeb’s current design allows you to easily find information either by the latest updates, country or disaster. Now our new section ‘Topics’ will further help you find what you are looking for by focusing your search on...

Search box + filters = Speed

By Shuichi Odaka

We post a lot of content and frankly, we don’t expect everyone to read everything. This is why we put a lot of effort into making our search engine better. By clicking on the filters and typing search terms into the search box, you can easily narrow down on the items that really matter to you.

We’re happy that many of you have discovered the power of filters and search, as we now see that more...

Looking for thematic expertise in the humanitarian "World"?

By Viola Voss

Long-time users of ReliefWeb might remember the separate Policy and Issues section on our old (that is pre-2011) website that focused on global analytical reports, evaluations, lessons learned, manuals, guidelines, etc. Our current site has fully integrated these types of documents, so that country-specific information of this kind doesn’t get overlooked. We explained this move on our feedback...