Launch of the 2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index

On May 10, 2018 the findings of the 2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index were presented in London. This special event, part of the Global Aurora Dialogues Programming, revealed the 2018 Index highlights and key findings, as well as provided the leading experts in the field with an opportunity to comment on the results of this international research. The event was live-streamed, allowing the global audience a glimpse into the reality of public perception of the most pressing humanitarian problems.
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2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index presented in Berlin

Renowned experts from political think-tanks and the humanitarian community were given the opportunity to discuss and comment on the key findings of the international survey.
Renowned experts from political think-tanks and the humanitarian community were given the opportunity to discuss and comment on the key findings of the international survey.
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PHOTOS: 2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index Launch

On May 10, 2018 the findings of the 2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index were presented in London. The session at the Edelman UK headquarters in London began with opening remarks by Aurora Prize Selection Committee Member Lord Ara Darzi, Director of Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, who brought the audience up to date regarding the latest Aurora Humanitarian Index. After that the guests saw a video presentation, followed by the keynote dedicated to the 2018 Index Highlights and Key Findings, prepared by Maurice Selg, Senior Vice President of Edelman Intelligence.
Leading experts in the field gathered in London to get a glimpse into the reality of public perception of the most pressing humanitarian issues.
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VIDEO: Aurora Humanitarian Index 2017

The annual public opinion survey gauges attitudes towards humanitarian issues worldwide, the effectiveness of humanitarian intervention, and individuals’ motivations to intervene on behalf of others. A bright spot in the 2017 Index showed youth outpacing their older counterparts, showing greater openness toward and support of refugees, and willingness to take humanitarian action.
The annual public opinion survey gauges attitudes towards humanitarian issues worldwide
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2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index

May 10, 2018, LondonThe third annual Aurora Humanitarian Index today reveals that over half (52%) of people regard risk of war as the most pressing global humanitarian challenge facing humanity right now, compared to just 41% in 2017.  At 58%, terrorism remains people’s greatest humanitarian concern today, although this is down five points from last year.
 
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2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index Findings to Be Revealed in London

On May 10, 2018 the findings of the 2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index will be presented in London. This special event, part of the Global Aurora Dialogues Programming, will reveal the 2018 Index highlights and key findings, as well as provide the leading experts in the field with an opportunity to comment on the results of this international research. The event will be live-streamed, allowing the global audience a glimpse into the reality of public perception of the most pressing humanitarian problems.
Specialists in the field will analyze the results and draw conclusions
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2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index

The Aurora Humanitarian Index is a special survey that examines public perceptions of major humanitarian issues. It explores the international public’s attitudes toward both responsibility and effectiveness of humanitarian intervention, as well as the motivations that urge people to intervene on behalf of others. The annual survey is conducted across multiple countries and its findings are presented each year during the Aurora Dialogues, an international platform for discussions among leading experts in the humanitarian community.
The key findings of the 2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index will be presented in May 2018.
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Aurora Humanitarian Index 2017

Waning Compassion, Lack of Competent Leadership and Skepticism in One’s Ability to Make a Difference Drive Decline in Humanitarian Support.
Waning Compassion, Lack of Competent Leadership and Skepticism in One’s Ability to Make a Difference Drive Decline in Humanitarian Support.
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Aurora Humanitarian Index 2016

Global study of top humanitarian issues, their causes, and intervention strategy reveals stark “compassion gap.”

“Compassion Gap” Arises between Desire to Help Syrian Refugees and Willingness to Take Action

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What is the Aurora Humanitarian Index?

The Aurora Humanitarian Index is a special survey that examines public perceptions of major humanitarian issues. It explores the international public’s attitudes toward both responsibility and effectiveness of humanitarian intervention, as well as the motivations that urge people to intervene on behalf of others.
A special survey that examines public perceptions of major humanitarian issues and explores the international public’s attitudes toward both responsibility and effectiveness of humanitarian intervention.
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Aurora Humanitarian Index 2016: Where Refugees Come From

On April 23, 2016 the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative unveiled the results of the first annual Humanitarian Index, a global study of the top humanitarian issues, their causes and who is best positioned to address them. According to the findings, the public disproportionately associates the global refugee crisis with the situation in Syria, demonstrating ignorance of other refugee crises including Myanmar, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The public mostly associates the global refugee crisis with the situation in Syria, ignoring similar crises in other countries.
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First Aurora Humanitarian Index results revealed

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative unveiled the results of the first annual Humanitarian Index, a global study of the top humanitarian issues, their causes and who is best positioned to address them. The 4,600 respondents in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Lebanon and Iran all cited terrorism as the number one most pressing humanitarian challenge now and for the next five years, followed by forced migration.
The global study was presented at the 2016 Aurora Dialogues.
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Aurora Humanitarian Index 2016: Leadership Vacuum

On April 23, 2016 the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative unveiled the results of the first annual Humanitarian Index, a global study of the top humanitarian issues, their causes and who is best positioned to address them. According to the findings, there is general agreement across all those surveyed that the top three leaders deemed most capable of addressing the crisis are Angela Merkel, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, but overall the public has expressed serious concerns about the leadership vacuum.
According to respondents, world leaders are failing to adequately address the Syrian crisis.
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Aurora Humanitarian Index 2016: Who can make a difference?

On April 23, 2016 the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative unveiled the results of the first annual Humanitarian Index, a global study of the top humanitarian issues, their causes and who is best positioned to address them. According to the findings, the majority of respondents believe that international institutions are best placed to solve the refugee crisis, yet half feel refugees have been abandoned by the international community.
The majority of respondents believe that international institutions are best placed to solve the refugee crisis.
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Humanitarian Index 2016: Compassion Gap

On April 23, 2016 the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative unveiled the results of the first annual Humanitarian Index, a global study of the top humanitarian issues, their causes and who is best positioned to address them. According to the findings, the public feels compassion for refugees, but only half would help Syrian refugees if they could, and most question their ability to make a real difference.
Public feels compassion for refugees, but only half would help Syrian refugees if they could.
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