There are stories behind numbers, and we can learn a lot by looking at ReliefWeb analytics trends in 2017. Throughout the year, more than 6,8 million users visited ReliefWeb, an 18.33% increase from 2016. Let’s take a closer look at what and who are behind those figures.
More visibility equals more users
In its 20th year ReliefWeb notched up a record six million users, a rise of 4.5% from 2015. Most of these came from Africa, which saw a 17.5% jump from the previous year, confirming the continent as the top user base among the humanitarian community. The increase was particularly significant in South Sudan (+30%), Uganda (+18%), and Somalia (+17%).
In 2016, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) managed 144 deployments to 32 countries.
Cette semaine, le service d'information humanitaire ReliefWeb lance une campagne participative avec son nombre croissant d'utilisateurs.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.
In 2015, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) in the Emergency Services Branch carried out 200 deployments to 34 countries: 88 from the Emergency Response Roster (ERR), 68 from the Stand-By Partnership Programme (SBPP), 39 from the Associates Surge Pool (ASP) and five from the Roaming Emergency Surge Officer (RESO) roster.
In 2015, ReliefWeb topped our own record again for the number of site visits and reports and maps published. 2015 saw 14.5 million sessions, a 20% increase from the previous year, by 5.7 million users, almost 16% increase in the same period.
ReliefWeb added 61,287 reports and maps (+11.66% from 2014), 10% of which were on the Syria crisis (more than 5,500 content). We highlighted almost 1,900 reports as headlines. In 19 years of operating, ReliefWeb had archived more than 653,000 pieces of humanitarian content as at the end of 2015.
A severe storm hit several towns in the department of Concepción in northern Paraguay, affecting houses, crops and farm animals. Authorities estimate that 5,000 people were affected.
Many Member States are offering support to the Nepal Earthquake response. Below is a snapshot of some of the operational and in-kind support provided based on initial information received, reflecting part of the tremendous effort of the entire international community in support of the Government and people of Nepal.