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CHAP 2014: Humanitarian Needs Overview

CHAP 2014

Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO)


Priority needs

1)    5.4 million people will need access to health services, including emergency trauma care - The number of people in need of access to health services has increased from 3.3 to 5.4 million. 2013 saw a 60 per cent increase in the numbers of people treated for weapon wounds, stretching trauma care needs beyond the existing capacity. The conflict is causing widespread disruption to health services.

2)    2.2 million people are very severely food insecure - An estimated 2.2 million people are very severely food insecure, while a further 8 million people are food insecure.

3)    1.5 million people are in need of protection assistance - The number of people internally displaced each year has risen from 80,000 in 2011 to 113,000 in 2013. The total number of internally displaced people is over 600,000. In the first 6 months of 2013, a total of 768 violations against children (killing & maiming, attacks against schools and health facilities, abduction, denial of humanitarian access, sexual violence and recruitment) were recorded.

4)    0.5 million people need emergency shelter and non-food assistance - 556,000 people will need shelter and non-food assistance in 2014. Most parts of the country are highly vulnerable to new displacement, due to both the conflict and natural disasters.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
12 Dec 2013
Document type: 
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Needs Assessment
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination