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[Comment] Improving evidence for health in humanitarian crises

Afghanistan, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen— ten countries identified as having the highest humanitarian needs at the end of 2016 and likely to face worsening situations in 2017.1 Violent conflict and ensuing internal and external population displacement are hallmarks of most of these crises. Worldwide, an estimated 172 million people are affected by armed conflict.2 In addition to these man-made crises, 175 million people are affected by natural disasters each year.