Labs Projects

Humanitarian Events

Phase: BETA

Origin: COMMUNITY

A dedicated, independent service allowing members of the humanitarian community to publish information about upcoming meetings, conferences and trainings. Any humanitarian verified through Humanitarian ID can use the service. To follow its development and learn about new features, sign up for email updates.

Taxonomy As A Service

Phase: BETA

Origin: COMMUNITY

Rain in the Congo or precipitation in DRC? How do you find what you're looking for, match it with relevant information from other organizations and communicate clearly when everyone's using different words? Sign up to follow and contribute to OCHA's work to link humanitarian data about disasters, organizations and places.

ReliefWeb Data Snapshots

Phase: RELEASED

Origin: RW IDEAS

ReliefWeb editorial team collects and curates humanitarian information from more than 4,000 verified sources, including reports, job announcements, and training opportunities. We are now making public the data that we have gathered about the content published and the users accessing ReliefWeb.

ReliefWeb Apps

Phase: RELEASED

Origin: RW IDEAS

To meet increased demand, ReliefWeb has developed four mobile apps: RW Crises, RW Jobs, RW Videos and RW Headlines.

Humanitarian ID

Phase: RELEASED

Origin: COMMUNITY

Humanitarian ID is a single contact management app for everyone working in humanitarian crises and disasters. It was first deployed during the Nepal earthquake and is now being used in more and more countries. ReliefWeb is now one of the platforms and services that HID lets users log in with single sign-on.

Emergency Alert System

Phase: RELEASED

Origin: COMMUNITY

Emalsys is a tool to help humanitarian organisations manage their emergency rosters. Visualize in real time who is available, access their profile, location and set of skills to deploy them efficiently to the field. Emalsys was developed in partnership with the IFRC Emergency Response Units and designed to be used by any organisation. The quick alert launcher is powered by the ReliefWeb API and will be released mid-October 2015.

Humanitarian Videos

Phase: BETA

Origin: RW IDEAS

Video reporting has become an increasingly effective way for humanitarian organizations to communicate the work they undertake. ReliefWeb is testing a new humanitarian ‘Videos’ section to help you access a collection of humanitarian information videos from our content partners.

Humanitarian Data Exchange

Phase: RELEASED

Origin: COMMUNITY

The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is an open platform for sharing data. The goal of HDX is to make humanitarian data easy to find and use for analysis. Launched in July 2014, HDX has been accessed by users in over 200 countries and territories.

ReliefWeb Mobile

Phase: RELEASED

Origin: RW IDEAS

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.

ReliefWeb APIs

Phase: RELEASED

Origin: RW IDEAS

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.

Topics

Phase: RELEASED

Origin: RW IDEAS

Originally introduced in 2013, and refined and improved in 2016, the Topics section categorises reports and other useful information to help keep you up-to-date in your area of humanitarian expertise.

Disaster Tracker

Phase: DECOMMISSIONED

Origin: RW IDEAS

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 Timeline Map

Phase: DECOMMISSIONED

Origin: RW IDEAS

Visualizing humanitarian information through interactive tools has the opportunity to help users digest multiple and complex information. OCHA’s Visual Information Unit, with technical support of ReliefWeb, has developed a pilot timeline map to display humanitarian information, situation timelines and maps.