2022 The State of the Humanitarian System | Briefing: COVID-19

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Date published
01 Dec 2022
Factsheets and summaries

This briefing provides an overview of key facts and figures from 2022 edition of The State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS) on COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically increased humanitarian requirements, with more people in need of humanitarian support in more countries. Funding increased but was not sufficient to meet needs, and record requirements were met with record shortfalls. The humanitarian response was largely agile and effective, but the protection response was initially weak and there were missed opportunities to lastingly transform ways of working, particularly around localisation and coordination.