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23 December 1999
RELIEFWEB WILL PROVIDE UPDATES ON HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES DURING Y2K ROLLOVER PERIOD
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 23 December (OCHA) - The United Nations' most comprehensive humanitarian Web site -- www.reliefweb.int -- maintained by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), will play a special role during the rollover period from 31 December 1999 to 4 January 2000. It will expand from its normal coverage of humanitarian issues and events, to also serve as the United Nations central Web site for public information and analyses related to significant Y2K impacts around the world, with special attention to their humanitarian implications.
ReliefWeb currently provides daily updates on over 40 humanitarian emergencies and posts documents from more than 300 cited sources. It covers breaking news and provides historical background, maps and more than 5,000 background links by country. In order to maintain its strict policy of impartiality and neutrality, all information is posted without editing its content. During the Y2K rollover period, ReliefWeb staff within the OCHA will be monitoring events and adding updates to the Web site 24 hours a day. Readers may access information specific to the Y2K rollover by logging on to www.reliefweb.int and clicking onto the Y2K page. This material will also be cross-referenced in the country and complex-emergency sections of the site.
ReliefWeb Y2K alert page
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