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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.

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Measuring impact: the case of Darfur

The protracted humanitarian crisis in Darfur has required annual inter-agency humanitarian appeals since the conflict began in 2003. But despite the presence of peacekeepers, aid workers and development actors, there has been no significant improvement in the region’s development. Insecurity and instability have continued to generate humanitarian needs, and 2014 saw the highest level of new displacement for a decade. The operating environment for aid organizations remains extremely challenging. While the majority of people in need can be reached, some areas have not been accessed for several years.

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