We all know that Fielding students, faculty, and staff are committed to social justice. How then, at a time when global crises such as the recent Ebola outbreak are reported widely in the news, can we find the best sources for humanitarian information?
Since 1996, ReliefWeb , a service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has been “the leading source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters”.
ReliefWeb’s three main functions are to:
- Collect – updates and analyses
- Deliver – content via the web
- Enable – humanitarians to understand and make decisions about crises
View content in various formats—data, reports, maps—or spend some time exploring one of these categories:
Latest Headlines – bringing you the most recent updates from around the world. Choose to view all updates or limit to only maps and infographics.
Countries – view information and humanitarian updates about a particular country of interest by using the interactive map, or selecting from a list of countries.
Topics – instead of narrowing in on one country, view all updates related to a given topic such as gender, droughts, protection & human rights, and more.