DARA Annual Report 2011: Achievements & Future Perspectives
Each year more than 200 million people are affected by disasters. In 2011 humanitarian needs continued to rise and UNHCR recorded the number of people forcibly displaced worldwide at 43.7 million, the highest number in 15 years. However, the international response continued to inadequately anticipate, prevent, prepare for and respond to increasing humanitarian crises, as demonstrated by the famine crisis in the Horn of Africa, proving that DARA's work is more needed than ever. Here is an overview of what we did in 2011.