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

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The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has displaced an estimated 2.5 million people across Iraq and left hundreds of thousands of people in need of assistance. OCHA Iraq>>


12.2 million people, nearly half the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance. An estimated 7.6 million people have been displaced inside the country.

OCHA Syria>>


The violence that erupted in December 2013 has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and left 2.7 million in urgent need of assistance.



About 1.5 million people are internally displaced as the result of fighting that began in December 2013. 4.1 million people need humanitarian assistance.

OCHA South Sudan>>