ReliefWeb is pleased to announce that our content is now available on Google Newsstand mobile app and website, Google’s news reader app for Android phones and tablets featuring newspapers, magazines, blogs and other sites.
ReliefWeb aims to make humanitarian updates readily available in various channels for the widest dissemination to our audience, be it via reliefweb.int, mobile apps or on third-party platforms.
We launched the Google Newsstand service in late August 2017 - during September, more than 13,500 users accessed the service. The most-read news covered the earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean, with more than 2,600 users on 18 September alone.Read more
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.Read more
Last month we launched the beta version of our new topics pages as mentioned in our previous blog post. We've had a great response from the Reliefweb user community and are pleased to learn that the content service based around thematic topics is both useful and relevant to your information needs. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent topics pages survey as well as everyone who provided valuable feedback through other channels.
One of the key pieces of feedback we received was that users requested similar theme based pages for disaster types. So today we are announcing our new ‘disaster type’ topics pages which are designed to let you research and monitor information about a particular disaster, for example floods, earthquakes, storms etc.Read more