2022 The State of the Humanitarian System | Briefing: Armed conflict

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01 Dec 2022
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This briefing provides an overview of key facts and figures from 2022 edition of The State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS) on armed conflict.

Armed conflicts, which are on the rise, have a close relationship with humanitarian need. Syria and Yemen, both dominated by protracted conflicts, were the two largest humanitarian crises throughout the study period, and in 2021 the largest populations in need were in Ethiopia, Yemen, DRC and Afghanistan. Although most humanitarian responses are in conflict-affected countries, humanitarians continue to struggle to gain access to the most affected communities as well as to understand their own effect on conflict dynamics.