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AlertNet relaunch

AlertNet, the global humanitarian website run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, has a new look with a range of powerful multimedia and interactive features.

“The Thomson Reuters Foundation has relaunched its AlertNet humanitarian website, putting multimedia storytelling and grassroots voices at the heart of the world’s favourite one-stop shop for crisis news and information,” the Foundation announced this week.

“Thirteen years after starting life as a platform for aid workers to better coordinate relief efforts, our new-look AlertNet combines improved navigation with greater visual impact and powerful tools for anyone interested in humanitarian issues.

“With an audience of more than 12 million visitors a year, AlertNet serves aid workers, donors, journalists, policymakers, researchers, teachers, students and the public. The award-winning site provides trusted information on conflicts, natural disasters, hunger, diseases and climate change and is the only site of its kind that the general public really engages with.”

Highlights of the relaunch include videos and slideshows, climate change information, a dedicated area for the site’s more than 450 member agencies and “an interactive number cruncher for humanitarian statistics”.


How AlertNet looked when it was launched in 1997 ■