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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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Long-term trends in natural disasters

There is a lot of overlap when evaluating the top 10 countries by the number of disasters and the number of people affected by disasters. China tops the list by number of disasters (332) and number of people affected (over 1 billion). In decreasing order, the top 10 countries by number of disasters (cumulative, 2004-2014) are as follows: China, United States, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Mexico and Bangladesh. In decreasing order, the top 10 countries by number of people affected over the same period are as follows: China, India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Ethiopia, Kenya and the United States.

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