ABSTRACT

Overview of the Global Humanitarian and Displacement Crisis [Updated January 27, 2022]   [open pdf - 562KB]

From the Document: "Humanitarian and displacement crises worldwide have become significantly worse in the past five years. The ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has exacerbated humanitarian need. In addition, lockdowns and economic recession have created far-reaching secondary impacts such as increased food insecurity, gender-based violence, poverty, and reduced access to education and health. In 2022, the United Nations (U.N.) anticipates that globally more than 274 million people will require humanitarian assistance and protection due to conflict, disaster, and the pandemic (a 39% increase in two years). The United States is the single largest humanitarian and emergency food assistance donor, consistently providing nearly one-third of total assistance worldwide (more than $11.46 billion in FY2021) through global accounts."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10568
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Date:
2022-01-27
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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