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Title: ReliefWeb
Title alternative: Serving the information needs of the humanitarian relief community
Creator: United Nations / Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Abstract: The ReliefWeb site, which currently receives about one million hits each day, is updated daily with up to 150 new documents and maps on the response activities of the international humanitarian community to more than 40 emergencies and natural disasters around the world, in addition to policy-oriented and background material. The project managing the site, launched in 1996, was one of 78 considered by high-level officials from across a range of UN bodies to have introduced "outstanding improvement or innovative change" and to have "increased in quality, impact, efficiency or effectiveness...the organization's programme or service". The site - containing some 250,000 documents and 2,500 maps sourced from a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organizations - is currently undergoing a major redesign to further tailor its content to the needs of the humanitarian community. [according to site editors` information]
Keywords: International humanitarian law; Human Rights
Countries: Global Resources
Subject areas: Economy ยป Development Policy & Poverty
Location of the site's editor: Switzerland
Resource type: International and supranational Organisations
Language: English
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