Special Eurobarometer 434: Humanitarian Aid

Today's humanitarian challenges are growing and becoming more complex. Consequently, the needs for humanitarian aid are increasing. Since the last Eurobarometer survey in 2012, we have witnessed a range of devastating disasters such as the tropical cyclone Haiyan in the Philippines, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. There are currently four "Level 3" emergencies – the worst level of humanitarian crises according to the United Nations – in Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Iraq. This is the highest number of such crises ever declared. The number of people suffering from conflicts, displacement, or lack of basic necessities such as food, water or shelter, is constantly on the rise.