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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.

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Humanitarian assistance - a multiplicity of systems

Humanitarian assistance involves a multi-polarity of systems comprising Government, community, military, private sector, diaspora and the multilateral humanitarian system. To improve the effectiveness of humanitarian assistance, it is vital to develop a better understanding of these different actors or systems, including their motivation, capacity and added value, and to identify opportunities to increase cooperation, compatibility and synergies between them. The goal of such ‘interoperability’ is to optimize the response to affected people by making different networks and systems work together in a more predictable, systematic, and coordinated manner, based on their comparative advantages and capacities. This infographic is not an exhaustive list of the many actors involved in humanitarian response, but it provides an overview of some of the most common actors.

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