Description                  ReliefWeb is a humanitarian information portal founded in 1996. As of July 2023, it hosts more than one million humanitarian situation reports, press releases, evaluations, guidelines, assessments, maps and infographics.

ReliefWeb is a humanitarian information service provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The service is managed by the Digital Services Section of OCHA's Information Management Branch.

ReliefWeb's editorial team monitors and collects information from more than 4,000 key sources, including humanitarian agencies at the international and local levels, governments, think-tanks and research institutions, and the media.

Our editors select, classify, curate and deliver the content that is most relevant to global humanitarian workers and decision-makers on a 24/7 basis, enabling them to make informed decisions and to plan effective response. Key content, including the latest reports, maps and infographics from trusted sources, is delivered through various channels - the website, social media networks, subscription services, and other specialized OCHA platforms such as ReliefWeb Response, and OCHA corporate site through API or RSS - so that humanitarian workers can access a range of latest humanitarian information anywhere, any time.

Organisation    United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)


Avalanches / Landslides / Mudslides
Extreme Temperatures
Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
Tornados and Severe Storms
Disaster Training
Best Practices / Lessons Learned
Civil Military Cooperation

Key Words  Disaster Information

Climate Change and Environment: Humanitarian implications of climate change and/or environmental changes, such as increased vulnerability, migration or displacement

Coordination: Coordination includes intra- and inter-cluster coordination, civil-military coordination, private sector partnership.

Disaster Management: Disaster Management includes policy and operational activities pertaining to the various stages of natural disasters at all levels, including early warning, disaster preparedness, prevention, risk reduction and mitigation.

Gender: Gender covers victims of emergencies or disasters and beneficiaries of humanitarian action irrespective of sex, focusing on issues affecting the genders differently. Also includes women as peacemakers and agents of change.

Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding: Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding pertains to policies, programs, and associated efforts to: resolve conflict; prevent conflict escalation; uphold law and order in a conflict zone; and restore social and political institutions disrupted by the conflict; such as ceasefire/peace negotiation; disarmament/demobilisation/reintegration; multilateral peacekeeping and political missions; and electoral support/observation missions.

Recovery and Reconstruction: Recovery and Reconstruction includes replacement/restoration of assets, infrastructure and livelihoods lost, damaged or interrupted in natural disasters or conflict. The theme also covers Early Recovery which encompass specific interventions to help people move from dependence on humanitarian relief towards sustainable development.