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.



Responding to natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region

Since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Governments in the Asia-Pacific region have increased their capacity to respond to natural disasters. Evidence for this can be seen in the increase in disaster management legislation passed, and the number of national disaster management authorities established in the past 10 years. These national disaster management authorities and systems are increasingly capable of managing an effective response to many of the disasters they face. Moreover, the growing prominence of bilateral response in the region and the intention of regional organizations to play a central role are changing the face of humanitarian response.


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