Two independent reports appeared predicting what humanitarian aid work will look like in 2018. There are 5 major trends in many countries that are mentioned in both reports. Several countries are mentioned that are likely to face one or more of the challenges mentioned below. The report is focused on countries where humanitarian aid will be needed or where the situation will remain severe. Those countries are Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Palestine.The year 2018 will be a year with new challenges and opportunities for humanitarian organizations and NGOs. The most challenges to be dealt with are:Displacement (refugees)Food securityPovertyHealth issuesHumanitarian access to areasThese will be the most pressing challenges according to ACAPS in their report: Humanitarian Overview: An analysis of key crises into 2018.