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2.6 billion people have been affected by natural disasters over the past ten years. Over 1.5 billion human beings are today living in countries affected by a violent armed conflict. There are 60 million refugees around the world. “Crises” are no longer an exception. From the tragedy in the Central African Republic to the Ebola epidemic or the recurrent security tensions in the Sahel region, the areas exposed to crisis are expanding. Helping the victims of these tragedies poses a constant challenge to the humanitarian community. This is also a cause for concern for development agencies, whose intervention methods need to adapt in order to address shocks related to the long-lasting human, economic, social and political consequences of crises.
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