Ongoing and new crises left an estimated 164.2 million people in 47 countries in need of international humanitarian assistance in 2016. Over a quarter of people in need were in just
three countries – Yemen, Syria and Iraq. Most countries requiring international assistance were
affected by multiple crisis types – with many conflict-affected countries also hosting refugees
and experiencing disasters associated with natural hazards. The number of people forced
into displacement by conflict or violence reached 65.6 million by the end of 2016, the highest
recorded total to date. Nearly two-thirds of these people were internally displaced.