Global Humanitarian Overview 2021
In 2021, 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection. This number has risen to 1 in 33 people worldwide - a significant increase from 1 in 45 at the launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2020, which was already the highest figure in decades. The UN and partner organizations aim to assist 160 million people most in need across 56 countries and will require a total of $35 billion to do so.
The Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian need published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Through plans that prioritize those most in need, it aims to fight hunger, killer diseases, gender-based violence and displacement.