World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2015

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This publication highlights major trends in the nature of humanitarian crises, their causes and drivers, and participation in crisis prevention, response and recovery. Beyond providing statistics, the trend analysis shows how the humanitarian landscape is evolving and how the humanitarian system can be more effective in a rapidly changing world. Data used in the report comes from a variety of sourcess. Highlights for 2015 include case studies on long-term trend analysis of the humanitarian context in terms of conflicts and natural disasters, the humanitarian footprint in the Middle East, coordination of online volunteers during the Ebola response and the anatomy of cycles of displacement.



Regional refugee-hosting countries in focus - Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey

For decades, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria have been home to nearly half of all Palestinian refugees. Since 2013, the number of refugees in the region has increased drastically, particularly with Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict. The majority of refugees have fled to neighbouring countries, including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. While some refugees are housed in camps, a vast proportion – approximately half – are living in urban areas, with different needs to refugees in camps.


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