• Is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative andevidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs;• Is based on detailed analysis of wide-ranging datafrom many different sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directlyaffected by humanitarian crises across the globe;• Sets out detailed, prioritised, costed plans for meetingthe needs of affected people, coordinated across theUnited Nations, with contributions from governments,the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, other international organisations, NGOs and other relevant actors;• Facilitates principled, effective, rapid and coordinatedresponses to humanitarian crises, supporting promptlife-saving action by humanitarian agencies generouslyfinanced by governmental, private and individual donors