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.



Initial response and key immediate needs

In many middle-income countries with substantial domestic capacity (see figure 7), the value of external assistance is increasingly seen as boosting the speed and volume of life-saving assistance provided in the early stages of the response, and augmenting national and regional capacity when affected States become overwhelmed. In the Asia-Pacific region, recent humanitarian operations have highlighted the need to realign international response in a way that supports communities, national and local authorities, and regional organizations. When humanitarian relief is delivered quickly and critical needs addressed immediately, communities are better placed to focus on restoring livelihoods and recovering from the shock.


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