Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

ReliefWeb

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_2982

Definition

ReliefWeb is an independent, internet-based source of information on humanitarian emergencies and  disasters. It is administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). ReliefWeb has been started in 1996 and has been designed to assist the international humanitarian community in evidence-based delivery of emergency assistance. ReliefWeb maintains three offices in three different time zones (New York, Geneva, and Kobe) to update the web site around the clock, posting some 150 maps and documents daily from over 2,000 sources from the UN system, governments, NGOs, the scientific community and the media.

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