The UN and its humanitarian partners are currently responding to three 'L3' emergencies. This is the UN classification for the most severe, large-scale humanitarian crises. 



9.3 million people, nearly half the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance. More than US$ 5 billion is still needed in 2014 to support people affected by the crisis.

OCHA Syria


The violence that erupted in December 2013 has displaced tens of thousands of people and left 2.5 million in urgent need of assistance.



Over 800,000 people have been displaced and 270,000 have fled to neighbouring countries since fighting began in December 2013.

OCHA South Sudan