In 2012, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs hired GVJ Web Consulting to build a web platform to allow each of their country offices to publish documents, events, infographics and a variety of information about the humanitarian situation in-country. Built in Drupal 7, an initial version of the platform was released by the end of 2012.
As country offices adopted the platform or migrated their existing websites (from various technologies, such as Joomla, Wordpress or Sharepoing) to it in 2013, lots of new functionalities and features were added. In 2013, each country office had its own website, but was at least working with the same technology (Drupal 7) and was hosted on the same platform and under the same branding.
Early 2014, a version 2 of Humanitarianresponse was released, this time with the concept of a single website gathering all of the content from all country offices. Country offices websites were again migrated from Humanitarianresponse v1 to Humanitarianresponse v2, to arrive to the final result that you see now: a single, consistent website, offering information for all humanitarians around the world.
The site is now averaging about 3000 visits per day.