Well, here is a list of countries that need humanitarian aid the most according to the International Rescue Committee. Most of the countries on this list are as a result of political conflicts, disasters and diseases.



Political conflict has thrown the South American country into an economic crisis leaving more than 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. It is estimated that 94% of Venezuelans live in abject poverty and hence more than 5000 people flee the country every day. Hyper inflation brought about by political conflict and a corrupt system corrupt system have made the country’s citizens become refugees in the neighboring Brazil and Colombia.


Boko Haram’s insurgency activities have hurt Africa’s economic giant for over a decade now. The terrorist activities done by the insurgent group in the northern side of the country have led to internal displacement of more than 500,000 people with millions needing humanitarian aid. Persistent drought and floods have also left the northern people with no option but to flee the area.

  1. 3. SYRIA

You’ve probably heard about Syria. Syria has the biggest refugee crisis in the world with more than half of the country’s citizens getting displaced. It is estimated that 11 million people need humanitarian assistance in the country. Syria’s civil war came about during the 2011 Arab spring protests where many Syrian citizens protested against the government’s way of rule. It later escalated into a violent conflict that has left many dead and many more needing humanitarian aid.


Constant outbreak of diseases, constant fighting among armed groups have made the Democratic Republic of Congo remain underdeveloped for more than 30 years. More than 16 million people constantly need humanitarian assistance in the country. Termed as the “rape capital of the world”, human rights and their violation is nothing new in the DRC.


The country has been in civil war for more than 5 years with health facilities, hospitals and government services getting shut down. More than 24 million people and 12 million kids to specific are in need of humanitarian assistance and more than 100,00 have died as a result of the war.


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