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.



Long-term trends in conflict

The number of political conflicts has steadily increased since 2006 by an average of 18 conflicts per year. Most new conflicts are intra-State. On average, Asia and Oceania records the most conflicts per year (116), but sub-Saharan Africa records the most high-intensity conflicts per year (13). The number of high-intensity conflicts has decreased in all regions since 2012. The exception is in the Middle East and Maghreb, where the number of high-intensity conflicts in 2014 reached a record 14.


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