During the past 20 years, humanitarian professionals around the world have turned to ReliefWeb as their go-to source for information in responding to a disaster or crisis. Several of our users told us why.
Brian Kelly, Regional Advisor for Asia and the Pacific, Emergency and Post-Crisis Unit, International Organization for Migration (IOM):
ReliefWeb has created this niche where if people know that if they get their information there, others are going to read it. Others are going to be able to plan their own decision making, and they’re going to be able to plan their response based on that information. Implementers use it. Donors use it. More and more so, people affected by disasters use it. Because it’s the place where people know information will be used, it’s a place where people want to put their information.Read more
Hundreds of natural disasters occur each year. According to UNOCHA’s World Humanitarian Data and Trends, natural disasters affected more than 124.5 million people worldwide in 2012. Having access to timely and relevant information is key for humanitarians to be prepared and effective in response.Read more