RELIEFWEB
http://www.reliefweb.int/
Source description last updated:  8 October 2015

In brief: ReliefWeb is a specialised online database of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs providing humanitarian updates.

Coverage on ecoi.net:
Selected publications from a variety of sources for countries of priorities A-C.
Covered daily on ecoi.net.

Mission/Mandate/Objectives:
ReliefWeb is a specialised online database of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). It provides “timely reliable humanitarian updates” on situations of disaster and crisis to support humanitarians with their work. (ReliefWeb Website, undated, http://reliefweb.int/about)
ReliefWeb aims to provide “innovative, reliable and informative products and services on a continuous, global basis” in order to “enable humanitarian partners to analyze context and situations and make better decisions.” (ReliefWeb Website, undated, http://reliefweb.int/about)

Funding:
ReliefWeb’s main budget is part of the budget of UN OCHA. Voluntary contributions through donors, among those Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom, complement the funding. ReliefWeb’s annual budget is around US$ 3.8 million. (ReliefWeb Website, undated, http://reliefweb.int/support)

Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: All countries.
Thematic focus: Agriculture, security, protection/human rights/rule of law, shelter and non-food items, water and sanitation, coordination and support services, education, food, health, infrastructure and rehabilitation, mine action, refugees and IDPs.

Methodology:
ReliefWeb collects and curates information from over 4,000 sources. It offers country and disaster reports, maps, info-graphics, job announcements and learning opportunities and events of interest to humanitarians. ReliefWeb’s editors work “around the clock to monitor situations and update the web content.” (ReliefWeb Website, undated, http://reliefweb.int/about)

Languages of publications:
Mostly English, some documents are available in French, Spanish, Arabic or Russian.

Further reading / links:
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [A/RES/51/194], 10 February 1997
http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/51/194
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [A/RES/57/153], 3 March 2003
http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/57/153
ReliefWeb: Vision & Strategy, September 2012
http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/ReliefWeb%20Vision%20and%20Strategy.pdf
ReliefWeb Online Survey Results Analysis, 18 May 2010
http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/ReliefWeb%20Survey%20Analysis.pdf

ReliefWeb: Labs
http://labs.reliefweb.int/


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