OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. OCHA's mission is to: Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies. Advocate the rights of people in need. Promote preparedness and prevention. Facilitate sustainable solutions.
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1 December 2021
| Dataset date: December 02, 2021-December 02, 2021
This dataset updates: Every year
In 2022, 274 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection. This number is a significant increase from 235 million people a year ago, which was already the highest figure in decades. The United Nations and partner organizations aim to assist 183 million people most in need across 63 countries, which will require $41 billion.
These datasets are taken from the Global Humanitarian Overview 2022. To explore the full interactive report, please head to the Global Humanitarian Overview website.
The Global Humanitarian Overview is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative, and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian need. It provides a global snapshot of the current and future trends in humanitarian action for large-scale resource mobilization efforts, and explores opportunities to deliver humanitarian assistance more effectively.
All the data present in the report is a snapshot as of 20 November 2021. For the most up to date figures for appeals please head to the Financial Tracking Service and Humanitarian Insight.
30 November 2020
| Dataset date: December 01, 2020-December 01, 2020
This dataset updates: Every year
The Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian need. Through plans that prioritize those most in need, it aims to fight hunger, killer diseases, gender-based violence and displacement. In 2021, 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection.
2 September 2020
| Dataset date: August 31, 2020-August 31, 2020
This dataset updates: Every two weeks
This dataset contains scores for humanitarian access constraints into country, constraints within country, impacts the constraints have led to as well as the mitigation strategies in place to limit the impact.
The scores have the following interpretations:
0 = NA,
1 = No or open,
2 = partially open/closed,
3 = Yes or closed
19 May 2020
| Dataset date: April 30, 2020-April 30, 2020
This dataset updates: As needed
Country's economic exposure due to COVID-19. Composite indicator based on World Bank's datasets on remittances, food import dependence, primary commodity export dependence, tourism dependence, government indebtedness and foreign currency reserves.