Databases & Data Platforms
Sources: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
ReliefWeb is a specialized digital service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Information that supports humanitarian decision-making is continuously collected 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. This includes information about the cause, location, and effects of ongoing and past disasters.
This information is presented in multiple forms, including reports, maps and infographics. Links are also provided to the original data sources, such as reports from other agencies and news articles, enabling the user to follow up in more detail if necessary.
The original data sources as well as the reports, maps and infographics from the website can be filtered by specific disasters, hazard types, countries affected, organisations providing the data, format of information source, disaster type, vulnerable group, language, publication date, as well as by ‘themes’ such as agriculture, coordination, and health.