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.



Humanitarian assistance in 2014 - Overall funding, capacity and reporting

In 2014, overall needs and requirements increased, putting even more strain on responders. Notwithstanding current crises, 2014 was a record year on many fronts: funding requirements ($18 billion), overall contributions ($24.5 billion), people targeted (76 million) and a 40 per cent funding gap. The size of the humanitarian community continued to expand: the number of jobs advertised through Relief Web and the number of hiring organizations increased by over 3,000 each. There was, however, a slight decrease in the number of organizations participating in inter-agency appeals. On a positive note, the number of incidents affecting aid workers decreased, potentially due to investments in security management.


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