Humanitarian Operations Data

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Humanitarian Sectors
Research and Evidence

The following data resources provide essential information to understand humanitarian needs, operations, and results. The data are provided through datasets, dashboards, reports, and graphics. Updates may be provided as frequently as every week during a highly dynamic phase of an emergency. 

The most detailed data on educational needs, operations, and results are often available in documents, dashboards, and infographics. These data can be used for a variety of purposes, but tend to be designed for operational purposes, especially to contribute to planning, coordinating, and monitoring.  

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UN OCHA Humanitarian Response

Published by
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

OCHA provides data through PDFs and dashboards on 3Ws (who is doing what where), education response dashboards, needs assessments (including HNOs), response plans (including HRPs), and monthly/quarterly updates. Data include the number of education partners, children and youth reached with education, and children and youth in need. 

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ReliefWeb

Published by
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

​​​​​​Provides data through reports, infographics, and curated alerts. Data are contained within reports such as HNOs, HRPs, and monthly/quarterly updates.  These data can be used to plan activities that fill a gap, to coordinate with other actors, to monitor what is being done, and to advocate for actions to address unmet needs.

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Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX)

Published by
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

HDX provides a platform to explore thousands of datasets from both humanitarian organizations and relevant development organization data. You can also share your organization’s data through the platform.

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UNHCR Operations Data Portal

Published by
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

UNHCR provides data on refugee populations and activities according to refugee response situations. Data include trends and the current number of refugees by host location, age, and gender alongside relevant reports on needs and activities. In some cases, data on internally displaced populations are included.

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Humanitarian Financial Tracking Service

Published by
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

HFTS provides data on humanitarian aid appeals and contributions overall and by sector. Data include the funding source, funding recipient, and sector.

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