Launch of INFORM Severity Index's recording on 22 October 2020
The INFORM Severity Index is an improved way to analyse the severity of humanitarian crises globally. It seeks to contribute to improved management of humanitarian crises by providing decision-makers with a comparable and reliable summary of information about the severity of humanitarian crises that is updated monthly and applicable globally. INFORM partners have been developing the INFORM Severity Index since 2016. It will complement the widely used INFORM Risk Index.
INFORM is a multi-stakeholder forum for developing shared, quantitative analysis relevant to humanitarian crises and disasters, which includes organisations from the humanitarian and development sectors, donors, and technical partners. The European Commission Joint Research Centre is responsible for the methodology of the INFORM Severity Index. ACAPS is responsible for the data collection and analysis. OCHA is the overall coordinator of INFORM.