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.



Disaster-related displacement and middle-income countries

In 2014, 19.3 million people were displaced by natural disasters. Ninety-one per cent of this displacement was due to weather-related events. The three countries with the highest numbers of disaster-induced displacement were China, India and the Philippines. They also had the highest levels of cumulative displacement for the 2008-2014 period. All three countries have experienced repeating patterns of displacement, with floods and storms regularly causing the most displacement in these three countries.


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