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Global Humanitarian Overview 2023 - Private Sector Briefing

One in every 23 people now needs humanitarian assistance. In 2023, a record 339 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection – a significant increase from 274 million people at the beginning of 2022. The UN and partner organizations aim to assist 230 million people most in need across 69 countries, which will require $51.5 billion.

OCHA held a special briefing on the 2023 Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) for private sector partners last week.

As highlighted by the speakers and participants, the private sector has a key role to play in responding to today's growing challenges, and making humanitarian response more efficient, faster and accountable.

A recording of OCHA's private sector briefing can be found below.

You can download an abridged version of the 2023 Global Humanitarian Overview in Arabic, English, French, or Spanish, or access the most up-to-date data on the new Humanitarian Action website.

To learn more about how you can collaborate with OCHA, please reach out to Dawn Blalock, Head of Desk – Private Sector, Donor Relations Section at

If you’d like to learn more about the OCHA/UNDP Connecting Business initiative, which supports engagement with the private sector before, during, and after emergencies, please email

You can also learn more about OCHA’s global and crisis-specific pooled funds by visiting Sign up to receive updates from OCHA for the private sector here.


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