The fragile settings where Relief International works defy simple explanations and sound bites. The causes and consequences of fragility are varied and complicated. Words alone cannot convey the strength of the people that live in these places and the obstacles they must overcome to meet their basic needs.
Relief International, an alliance of international humanitarian and development assistance organizations, is pleased to announce the launch of its dynamic new website, ri.org, which provides a window into the fragile settings where we work. The site’s powerful photography, community voices, and country profiles create an immersive experience that explores the ways in which Relief International partners with communities in the world’s most vulnerable places to build resilience.
“Our new website is a wonderful storytelling tool that will allow us to bring about a deep understanding of fragility and the importance of the investments Relief International makes in fragile settings. I am confident that our 8,000+ staff across 16 countries are making a real difference. We are excited to share this work with a wider audience through the new ri.org,” says Chief Executive Officer Nancy E. Wilson.
The site’s new photo slideshow feature offers a behind-the-scenes look at our work. Frame by frame, you can follow the journey of a Syrian refugee living in a makeshift shelter in Lebanon. As this single mother of three guides you through her day, she reveals how she uses Relief International’s cash assistance program as a lifeline for her family.
The reach of this and other life-changing programs is examined in a data-driven new section on impact. Numbers portray the scale of people reached through Relief International’s vital services, followed by a detailed look at the methodology behind how we measure progress.
The site’s interactive map guides you into the countries where we work to see how they are coping with fragility. In each of these 16 countries, Relief International invests in four key areas – economic opportunity, education, health and nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene – to deliver programs that yield lasting impact. Throughout the new site, participants in our programs share riveting stories of defying the odds, becoming community leaders, and planning for a brighter future.
With the launch of our new website, it’s easier than ever to deepen your engagement with Relief International. You can help create lasting change by pursuing one of our job opportunities, becoming a member of our Council or Patron group, or making a donation.
Visit the new ri.org today to meet the people that drive our work and learn more about the challenges and opportunities of delivering relief and development in fragile settings.