Measuring and mitigating risk: preventing protracted emergencies from becoming the new norm
On 4 December, USG/ERC Mark Lowcock will jointly launch the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends (WHDT) 2018 report. Invited speakers will address prevailing trends in humanitarian crises and present ways in which humanitarian country teams across the globe plan to assist people affected by conflict, geological and adverse climatic events. With in-depth analysis of the most comprehensive data available, the GHO will present how many vulnerable and severely affected people need humanitarian assistance and why.
The GHO is the most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of world humanitarian needs. It is based on detailed analysis of comprehensive data from a wide range of sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe. Our global plan facilitates effective, rapid and coordinated responses to humanitarian crises, supporting prompt life-saving action by humanitarian agencies, generously financed by governmental, private and individual donors.
WHDT focuses on trends and opportunities in humanitarian action. It is part of OCHA's efforts to improve data and analysis on humanitarian situations worldwide and build a humanitarian data community.
The event was held on Friday 4 December, 10:00 – 11:30, Council Chamber, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.