ReliefWeb - Providing a Needed Source of Information to the Humanitarian Community
July 24, 2005
Kudos to the ReliefWeb site, a resource created by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) with the mission of being "the global hub for time-critical humanitarian information on Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters."
Launched in October 1996 this site, which receives 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.
They clearly earned the two "UN21" awards they received in March 2004, presented by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in recognition of the virtual teamwork performed among three ReliefWeb offices (New York, Geneva and Kobe) in the areas of "knowledge management" and "improvements to the working environment".