Building the next generation of information tools for humanitarians
ReliefWeb Labs projects explore new and emerging opportunities to improve information delivery to humanitarians. These projects represent our commitment to stay one step ahead of information challenges and make sure the humanitarian community has the tools it needs during crises.

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We are always pursuing our mandate to develop "the global humanitarian information system for the dissemination of reliable and timely information on emergencies and natural disasters."

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Disaster Tracker

Phase: BETA

ReliefWeb's API enables new tools using ReliefWeb content. As a part of the potential tools to be built using the API, we're launching a disaster tracker prototype to enable filtered access to reports along with external data like Twitter, EM-DAT Disaster Database, and UNDP's Human Development Index. Check out the open source code on Github.

Interactive Maps

Phase: BETA

ReliefWeb has great maps, but wouldn't it be even better if they were more than pretty pictures? With our prototype interactive map, you can zoom to see more detail, adjust timelines, and even download datasets for your own analysis.

Humanitarian Data Exchange

Phase: RESEARCH

Data is critical to making informed decisions during disasters but often humanitarian data is hard to find and use for analysis. We are launching a new lab project to create a prototype data platform for the humanitarian community.

ReliefWeb APIs

Phase: RELEASED

Are you developing innovative online products targeting humanitarians? Then ReliefWeb’s API (application programming interface) could be a great tool for you. Our new API will enable developers to create online applications using ReliefWeb’s content.

Thematic Topics

Phase: RELEASED

To help you stay informed in your area of humanitarian expertise we have introduced a category of content pages called “Topics”. These thematic topics will categorise information under a particular issue or theme. “Food and Nutrition” is our first Labs trial topic page.

Disaster Topics

Phase: RELEASED

The new Disaster Topic pages will offer global analysis, lessons-learnt and other in-depth reports organized by disaster type. Each page will display the locations of disasters in the past 12 months on a dynamic world map, and links to alerts and monitoring tools by specialized institutions.

ReliefWeb Mobile

Phase: RELEASED

ReliefWeb Mobile has become the first project to graduate Labs. We're still looking for ways to make it better, and we'd love to hear your ideas.