World Humanitarian Data and Trends is an annual OCHA publication that presents global and country-level data and trends analysis on humanitarian crises and assistance. It provides data that helps to support policy-making and operational decisions.

The publication covers three main areas: humanitarian needs in 2012, humanitarian assistance in 2012, and humanitarian trends and analysis. It provides a comprehensive picture of global humanitarian needs and assistance. It highlights major trends in the nature of humanitarian crises, their drivers and the actors that participate in prevention, response and recovery. The 2013 edition includes more analysis, including a new Highlights section (pages 2 to 3) and new, non-traditional information sources.