2014 - Another record year for ReliefWeb

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Andrew Kobylinski
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2014 was another record year for ReliefWeb, with over 4.96 million users accessing ReliefWeb more than 12 million times.

We added more than 54,000 reports and maps to ReliefWeb and covered all the year’s major crises such as the West Africa Ebola outbreak, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

We also we introduced some great new initiatives that were designed to help you more easily access the humanitarian information on ReliefWeb’s. These included:

Improved API: The ReliefWeb application programming interface (API) was significantly improved to better enable websites, software, and apps to connect directly with the ReliefWeb database, helping humanitarians to develop new online initiatives. https://reliefweb.int/help/api

Organization pages: A new section that provides easier access to humanitarian information by organization. https://reliefweb.int/organizations

Disaster alerts: A new way of highlighting and categorizing information on evolving situations that have the potential for significant humanitarian impact. https://reliefweb.int/disasters

New filters and advanced search: Significantly improved search functionality and filter usability, making it easier to find specific humanitarian information. https://reliefweb.int/updates

Content trends: An interactive tool that allows users to analyse trends within ReliefWeb’s extensive database dating back to 2003. http://trends.rwlabs.org/

As for the 2014 numbers:

The number of sessions humanitarians used ReliefWeb: 12,228,603

The number of users that accessed ReliefWeb: 4,969,075

Humanitarian updates

As of the end of 2014, ReliefWeb had a total of 590,594 humanitarian reports and maps in our database. Approximately half of these reports and maps were viewed at least once during the year.

Reports

Number of new reports in 2014 Total number of reports archived in ReliefWeb as of 31/12/2014 % of archived reports viewed in 2014
49,590 557,991 47% (4,910,807 pageviews)

Maps | | | | | ------------ | :-----------: | -----------: | | Number of new maps in 2014 | Total number of maps archived in ReliefWeb as of 31/12/2014 | % of archived maps viewed in 2014 | | 4,777 | 32,127 | 83.25% (1,043,388 pageviews) |

Top 5 reports

Top 10 countries

The countries which users most searched information for were: | Rank | Country | | --- | --- | |1 | South Sudan | |2 | Syria | |3 | Central African Republic| |4 | Iraq| |5 | Somalia| |6 | Kenya| |7 | DR Congo| |8 | Sudan| |9 | occupied Palestinian territory| |10 | the Philippines|

Disasters most searched

The most searched for disasters were: | Rank | Disaster | | --- | --- | |1 | West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014 | |2 | Pakistan: Floods - Sep 2014 | |3 | Central African Republic| |4 | Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013| |5 | Balkans: Floods - May 2014|

Jobs

26,583 jobs were published by 1,476 organizations

Training

3,032 training courses posted by 494 organizations

Where did people come from?

Similar to previous years, ReliefWeb attracted a broad base of users from across the world. In 2014, users from Africa represented the highest proportion at 30%, an increase of 5% from 2013.

user map

Mobile, Mobile, Mobile

Accessing ReliefWeb from a mobile phone or tablet has become more popular. Visiting ReliefWeb on a mobile device has grown from 6% in 2012 to 17.95% in 2014.

mobile usage

For a snapshot of ReliefWeb in 2014, check out our annual ReliefWeb highlights document.

highlights