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  • 30 September 2019

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2019

This year’s report contains detailed analysis of the international financing at work in crisis-affected contexts. Navigating the increasingly complex and changing financing landscape, the report includes new analysis of the wide range of resources going to recurrent and protracted crisis response countries.

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Executive summary

A summary of key takeaways from the latest data available in 2019 on international humanitarian assistance.

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Chapter One

People, crisis and assistance

Chapter 1 focuses on the people in need of assistance – presenting a detailed analysis of the populations affected by crisis.

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Chapter Two

International humanitarian assistance

Chapter 2 presents a detailed analysis of official humanitarian assistance – showing overall volumes and how funding compares with requirements set out in appeals, as well examining the specific contributions…

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Chapter Three

Wider crisis financing

Chapter 3 examines a wide range of resources – domestic and international, public and private – that have the potential to complement humanitarian assistance in crisis-affected contexts.

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Chapter Four

Effectiveness, efficiency and quality

Chapter 4 looks at the targeting of finance to crisis-affected contexts – examining how more diverse, flexible and predictable funding, along with better and more transparent reporting, could ensure that…

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Chapter Five

Methodology and definitions

What is humanitarian assistance?Humanitarian assistance is intended to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity during and after man-made crises and disasters associated with natural hazards, as well as…

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