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Demographic Data & Statistics: Humanitarian Data

Provides an overview of resources on demographics and statistics.

What is humanitarian data?

Humanitarian studies examines global crises caused by natural disaster, conflict, and/or political instability as well as responses to these events by governments and civil society organizations. This page covers resources that collect and disseminate data and statistics about humanitarian crises around the world.

For general Humanitarian Studies research, use the Humanitarian Studies Programs guide.

Data Sources

OCHA stands for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

UNHCR stands for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees.

Current Humanitarian Crises

Screen shot from Ukraine Data Explorer

Image credit: Screen capture from Ukraine Data Explorer showing Humanitarian Operations in Ukraine as of 23 March 2022 and number of refugees entering Poland. Click here for the current & interactive view.

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