World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2017

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This publication highlights major trends in the nature of humanitarian crises, their underlying causes and drivers, and the actors that participate in prevention, response and recovery. Beyond providing statistics, the report uses infographics to display trend analyses that show how the humanitarian landscape is evolving and how the humanitarian system can be more effective. Data in the report come from a variety of sources and partners. The report provides an overview of the humanitarian landscape in terms of funding, capacity, crises and appeals; a 'regional perspectives' section and 'trends, challenges and opportunities' section, which provides a case study on issues that impact humanitarian operations. Highlights for 2017 include new case studies on explosive weapons, humanitarian and development financing in protracted crises, and sexual and reproductive health in emergencies.



Official Development Assistance in protracted crises

Investing in humanity requires a shift from funding short-term individual projects to financing outcomes that meet needs and reduce vulnerability. Crises in Somalia and Chad are characterized by protracted humanitarian needs driven by underdevelopment and vulnerability. In these contexts, financing must include diversified humanitarian and development funding tools that are coordinated, yet flexible enough to respond to the changing contexts of crises and meet changing levels of need. They must also be geared towards common collective outcomes that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


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