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 resulted in an estimated 1.45 mil internally displaced persons in central and northern Iraq and left hundreds of thousands of people in need of assistance. OCHA Iraq>>


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 hundreds of thousands of people and left 2.5 million in urgent need of assistance.



About 1 million people have been displaced since fighting began in December 2013 and 4 milion face food insecurity.

OCHA South Sudan>>