OCHA’s 2016 Annual Report, launched today, takes stock of the organization’s actions across the globe.

In 2016, the humanitarian community was challenged as never before, with unprecedented levels of humanitarian suffering that left 130 million people needing emergency assistance for their survival and protection. The report underlines the role of OCHA, Member States, UN agencies and civil-society partners in ensuring that the most vulnerable people in crises received timely and quality humanitarian assistance.

Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien said: “We could not have accomplished any of this work without the important collaboration of all of our partners, from traditional and emerging donors, to civil-society groups and private sector firms.”