Infographic: Understanding global forced displacement3 Jan 2016
Ongoing wars, political conflicts, earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters are causing a record-high number of people to flee their homes worldwide. According to the leading international aid agencies, the new year will without a doubt usher in rising humanitarian needs.
The Mail & Guardian recently published that the United Nations expects that at least 87 million people around the world need humanitarian assistance and is therefore seeking a $20.1 billion to meet the demands. “Besides displacement caused by long-term conflicts in places like Syria and South Sudan, there is also the threat of more violence in Central African Republic and hunger caused by El Nino, which is expected to bring more drought to already-parched southern regions in Africa and potential flooding in the east.”
A total of nearly 60 million people were displaced in 2014; an increase of 8.3 million in only one year. Displaced figures had already reached record-high levels in 2013, exceeding 50 million for the first time since World War II.
Please download our infographic about the current global displacement crisis: Infographic Global Forced Displacement 2015.
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In 2015 our dedicated team worked around the clock to assist our clients and partners around the globe. We have been an active partner during the emergency response operations after the Nepal earthquake, during the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the European refugee crisis, and the ongoing humanitarian crises in the Middle East and in parts of Africa.
Also in 2016, we will continue to be your global partner to assist those in need. We are continuously improving our range of relief items to better respond to the real needs of people of concern.