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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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The humanitarian-development nexus in protracted crises

To date, there have been six crises with an inter-agency appeal renewed for ten consecutive years or more: Chad, Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Somalia and Sudan. Beyond their protracted nature, these crises exhibit links between development indicators and humanitarian action in-country. Over the last five years, as funding per person has increased, development indicators have improved. In some cases, the cause of the increase in per capita spending was directly related to a major emergency, such as the 2013 conflict in CAR. But this is not necessarily the case in all instances.

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