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Policy Brief: The Largest Humanitarian Needs of 2024

By USCRI January 2, 2024

The United Nations (UN) and partner organizations estimate that 299.4 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2024. These needs are driven by conflict, the climate crisis, and economic factors, according to the Global Humanitarian Overview, the annual assessment of worldwide humanitarian needs and how to address them.

This report will provide brief updates on the five crises— in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and Myanmar—with the largest populations in need of humanitarian assistance in 2024, according to the Global Humanitarian Overview.

This list is far from an exhaustive summary of situations in need of humanitarian support. As U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) reported on from the 2023 Global Humanitarian Overview, other crises in Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen have some of the most significant funding requirements. Some crises—such as those in the Central African Republic, Burundi, Burkina Faso, and Venezuela—are overlooked on the global stage relative to their needs.

In this Policy and Advocacy Brief, Policy Analyst Daniel Salazar provides updates on five humanitarian crises with the largest populations in need in 2024: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and Myanmar. The brief concludes with recommendations for U.S. and other policymakers on improving protections for displaced populations affected by these situations.

Click here to read the full Policy & Advocacy Report by USCRI.

 

For questions, please email policy@uscrimail.org.

 


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