Humanitarian Videos beta v. 2: More than 3,000 humanitarian videos now available on ReliefWeb

Adrian Ciancio


** UPDATE Please note the Videos section is not updated anymore. More about our decommissioned projects here

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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The humanitarian response community has increased the use of video to quickly report the rapidly evolving crisis situations and their response activities, especially from remote and hard-to-access locations, as was the case at the onset of the Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu in March and the Nepal earthquakes in April this year. These video reports are highly effective for viewers to quickly get the sense of what is happening.

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We will be further iterating on this service to make it more useful for our users while keep making our Video channels robust and comprehensive. For example, we are working on a playlist specifically for humanitarian training/knowledge that includes videos about conferences, webinars, trainings and similar events. This new playlist would enrich our already-quite-popular Training section and the Topics section.

Browse through the humanitarian videos and please continue to send us your feedback by commenting here or contact us so that we can continue to improve this section!