The annual Global Humanitarian Assistance Report is a leading resource for understanding financing for humanitarian crises globally. Following the new Sustainable Development Goals and World Humanitarian Summit, the report this year begins to set a baseline for measuring progress on the implementation of global commitments to invest in humanity in the years to come.
People living in poverty are hardest hit by disasters and insecurity, which in turn make them more vulnerable to future shocks and deeper poverty. At least 76% of people living in extreme poverty – around 677 million people – are estimated to live in countries that are either politically fragile, environmentally vulnerable or both. However, the real number is likely to be much higher, since it is often those most at risk who are missing from poverty data. More information is available here.
Source: Development Initiatives