Is This the Best Source of Ebola Info?

A health worker volunteers distribute bars of soap and information about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

A health worker volunteers distribute bars of soap and information about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Michael Duff/AP

The UN-run website is rich with details on the crisis and the response.

ReliefWeb, a website operated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, stands out as a rich source of information on the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the international response by governments and nongovernmental organizations worldwide.

Designed for use by humanitarian organizations, ReliefWeb also serves as an in-depth source of information on the Ebola crisis for the general public. The website tracks disasters and health crises worldwide and offers updates by country.

Click on the “Update” tab at the top of the main ReliefWeb page, then filter by country and up pops daily updates including situation reports from the Liberian government and the World Health Organization.

ReliefWeb says its staffers scour over 4,000 sources to “provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians, so they can make informed decisions and plan effective assistance.” 

Content includes country and disaster reports, maps and infographics. 

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