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.



Conflict in 2014 Overall numbers of refugees, IDPs and asylum seekers; number of political conflicts

Forty-six extremely violent political conflicts took place in 2014, marking an increase of one compared to 2013. The total number of political conflicts increased by 10 to 424. The overall number of refugees and people forcibly displaced by violence or conflict increased by 8.3 million to reach a staggering 59.5 million people worldwide. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) increased by roughly 15 per cent to reach a new high of 38.2 million.


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