In 2013 the humanitarian community was confronted with emergencies of unprecedented magnitude.
This interactive - based on the publication - shows the impact of natural disasters and conflict on the millions of people affected worlwide, the changing nature of the crises and looks at the critical role that partnerships can play in meeting the needs of affected people.
In the last ten years, the funding requirements of inter-agency appeals have increasesd by 600% from $3 billion in 2004 to $17.9 billion in 2014.
In the same amount of time, the number of people targeted for assistance has more than doubled.
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Social media is still an experimental field, but through strengthening partnerships with social media users for data collection and analysis, the humanitarian community will be able to make the most of this new opportunity.
Twitter in particular, is providing a new avenue of valuable data. To make the most of it, we first need to understand who is using it and how.
More than 22 million people were vaccinated against polio and measles
792,000 individuals benefited from access to water supply networks
1.6 million blankets and quilts distributed
More than 163,000 tents and shelters distributed
1,394,000 beneficiaries of food vouchers or cash assistance for food
314,868 Syrian refugee children enrolled in formal education
This report is just one part of OCHA's efforts to improve data and analysis on humanitarian situations worldwide and build a humanitarian data commmunity.