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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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Perceptions about humanitarian action

The World Humanitarian Summit is an initiative of the UN Secretary-General. It is the first global summit on humanitarian action of this size and scope, and it will be held in Istanbul in May 2016. Its goal is to bring the global community together to commit to new ways of working together to save lives and reduce hardship around the globe. In the two years leading up to the summit, regional consultations and surveys were conducted to gather perspectives, priorities and recommendations from all stakeholders on what must be done to make humanitarian action fit for the future. The questions and answers in this infographic were featured in these surveys. They present a snapshot of global perceptions about humanitarian action.

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