GHA has contributed to a new report to be published annually by UN OCHA on World Humanitarian Data and Trends. The 2012 report, released last month, presents global and country-level data and trend analysis relevant to humanitarian assistance and aims to bring information together in one place, presenting it in an accessible way.
OCHA intends for the new report to establish a common baseline of humanitarian data that can be built on in future years, allowing for comparisons to be made across time. The data will help support humanitarian policy decisions and provide country-level context, thereby supporting operational decision-making.
Information presented in the report covers three main areas:
- Humanitarian needs in 2011
- Humanitarian response in 2011
- Humanitarian trends
OCHA intends to provide as comprehensive a picture as possible of global humanitarian needs and response, and to highlight major indicative trends in the nature of these crises. The report also covers the drivers and actors that participate in crisis prevention, response and recovery.
This report and others – including a UN OCHA report on Humanitarianism in the Network Age to which GHA also contributed – are available here.