World humanitarian data and trends 2014

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This publication presents global and country-level data and trend analysis relevant to humanitarian assistance. Its purpose is to bring this information together in one place and present it in an accessible way. It is intended to establish a common baseline of humanitarian data that allow for comparisons across time. This data can be used to help support humanitarian policy decisions and provide country-level context that can support operational decision-making.



Conflict in 2013

There were 45 highly violent political conflicts in 2013. Most were intra-State conflicts in Asia and Africa. Out of three level-three emergencies in 2013, two were caused by conflict (Syria and the Central African Republic). A direct consequence of intra-State conflicts was a massive increase in the number of refugees and people forcibly displaced because of persecution, violence or human rights violations. By the end of 2013, this number totalled 51.2 million people, 33.3 million


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