ReliefWeb is an on-line gateway to information on humanitarian emergencies and disasters. An independent vehicle of information, designed specifically to assist the international humanitarian community in effective delivery of emergency assistance, it provides information as events unfold, while emphasizing the coverage of “forgotten emergencies” at the same time. ReliefWeb posts some 150 maps and documents daily from over 3,000 sources from the UN system, governments, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, academia and the media. The database contains nearly 300,000 maps and documents dating back to 1981. In addition to maps and emergency updates by latest or by country, region, and emergency, ReliefWeb offers various resource sections specifically targeted to relief professionals: Appeals and Funding and Policies and Issues, Professional resources.