This annual OCHA report presents global- and country-level data and trend analysis
about humanitarian crises and assistance. Through striking data and evidence-based scenarios,
the 2016 report proves the urgent need to implement the commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit:
to alleviate suffering, reduce risk and lessen vulnerability on a global scale.

125 MILLION PEOPLE NEED
HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE WORLDWIDE:
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

In 2015, OCHA and its partners estimated that 125 million people
needed humanitarian assistance.

What if these 125 million people were a single country in need?

The estimates show that access to basic services, education and economic development of these 125 million people has plateaued or deteriorated.

Snapshot of a country in need


 
 
 
Sources: FAO, FTS, inter-agency appeal documents, IDMC, OCHA, UN DESA, UNHCR, World Bank
124.7million*

People in need

10.6million*

Annual GDP funding received

27.1million*

Number of IDPS

12.5million*

Number of refugees

* in a country in need

 

WHAT DOES THIS GRIM PICTURE MEAN
FOR HUMANITARIAN ACTION?

Alleviate Suffering - Reduce Risk - Lessen Vulnerability
The core of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Agenda for Humanity is a five-point plan that outlines the changes needed to finally place people’s safety, dignity and the right to thrive at the heart of global decision-making.

ONE HUMANITY, SHARED RESPONSIBILITY

There are five Core Responsibilities that all global leaders and humanitarian actors must prioritize
to reduce suffering, needs, risk and vulnerability.
 
Agenda for Humanity

 

Political Leadership to prevent and end conflicts

Prevent and end conflict

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Respect the rules of war

Leave no one behind

Leave no one behind

Change people's lives

Work differently to end need

Invest in humanity

Invest in humanity

WHAT NEXT?

At the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, more than 3,000 representatives from across the humanitarian sector made a solid commitment to the core responsibilities called for in the Agenda.

But now the hard work begins to deliver these transformations and make lasting improvements for people caught in crises.

World Humanitarian Data and Trends is just one part of OCHA's efforts
to improve data and analysis on humanitarian situations worldwide
and build a humanitarian data community.