ACAPS
Academic and Research Institution based in Switzerland

The Assessment Capacities Project – ACAPS – is dedicated to improving assessments of humanitarian needs in complex emergencies and crisis through the provision of context-specific information and analysis. ACAPS delivers:

  • Independent analysis to support evidence-based decision making for humanitarian operations: a weekly Global Emergency Overview (GEO) of all ongoing humanitarian crisis and Disaster Needs Analysis (DNA) that assess specific disasters and their impact

  • Deployment of experts to support assessments in crisis

  • Capacity development of humanitarian actors to carry out better needs assessments

  • Methodological tools: innovative approaches to collect more reliable and timely data

Contact us at: info@acaps.org

All Updates

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22 Jun 2017 description

Crisis overview

Conflict between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in the northern provinces has intensified in the first week of June, especially in Kunduz province. Since the beginning of 2017 12,000 IDPs have been displaced from Kunduz province, the majority to other provinces across Afghanistan, of which over 7,000 were displaced in May. Since January the newly displaced from Kunduz province represent 10% of the total newly displaced population across Afghanistan. IDPs displaced in May made up 49% of Afghanistan’s total displacement.

20 Jun 2017 description

AFGHANISTAN

There has been a spike in displacement due to clashes between armed groups and Afghan security forces in southern Nangarhar. Over 10,000 people were displaced between 11 and 18 June, almost doubling the total displacement figure in the eastern provinces this year. 30 schools have been forced to close due to the escalation in conflict, depriving nearly 15,000 pupils of education.

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IRAQ

13 Jun 2017 description

DRC

23 people were killed in attacks by Batwa fighters in Tanganyika from 25-30 May, resulting in communities from more than five villages fleeing. Provincial authorities have forcibly returned IDPs in Kalemie to their villages of origin in Tanganyika despite widespread insecurity.

In Nord-Kivu, humanitarian access is deteriorating as intercommunal violence has increased over the last six months. ICRC has suspended their operations providing assistance to 25,000 people in Lubero territory after the abduction of two humanitarian staff.

13 Jun 2017 description

Tensions between Israel and Hamas have been escalating since the beginning of 2017. Shelling between both the Gaza Strip and southern Israel first increased at the beginning of the year and has been regular since, as both Israel and Hamas’ positions have hardened.
Tensions are also growing between Hamas and Fatah, and Hamas is finding itself increasingly isolated. 2017 has seen a worsening of living conditions in Gaza, which echoes the situation just before the conflict in 2014, and prompts concerns that larger-scale violence will break out between Hamas and Israel in Gaza.

Maps / Infographics

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Jobs

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21 Jun 2017 description
job Closing date: 03 Jul 2017 Assessment Capacities Project

ACAPS is recruiting two new trainee analysts to contribute to our timely analysis of humanitarian crises. The traineeship programme in ACAPS is meant to be a valuable and enriching experience for students and graduates who are interested in a career in the humanitarian sector and want to gain work experience in the area.

The traineeship programme lasts for 12 months and is remunerated.

Deadline: 3 July 2017.

Training

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16 Jun 2015 description

In cooperation with Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, University of Geneva, ACAPS has developed an online training course, which covers the basics of coordinated needs assessment in emergencies. The course is divided into six chapters.

It does provide an overview of important principles that should be applied. It can be used to train teams preparing for field assessments, as an introduction to more in-depth face-to-face training, or for researchers/students wanting an introduction to humanitarian needs assessment.

16 Jun 2015 description

In cooperation with Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, University of Geneva, ACAPS has developed an online training course, which covers the basics of coordinated needs assessment in emergencies. The course is divided into six chapters.

It does provide an overview of important principles that should be applied. It can be used to train teams preparing for field assessments, as an introduction to more in-depth face-to-face training, or for researchers/students wanting an introduction to humanitarian needs assessment.

16 Jun 2015 description

In cooperation with Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, University of Geneva, ACAPS has developed an online training course, which covers the basics of coordinated needs assessment in emergencies. The course is divided into six chapters.

It does provide an overview of important principles that should be applied. It can be used to train teams preparing for field assessments, as an introduction to more in-depth face-to-face training, or for researchers/students wanting an introduction to humanitarian needs assessment.

16 Jun 2015 description

In cooperation with Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, University of Geneva, ACAPS has developed an online training course, which covers the basics of coordinated needs assessment in emergencies. The course is divided into six chapters.

It does provide an overview of important principles that should be applied. It can be used to train teams preparing for field assessments, as an introduction to more in-depth face-to-face training, or for researchers/students wanting an introduction to humanitarian needs assessment.

16 Jun 2015 description

In cooperation with Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, University of Geneva, ACAPS has developed an online training course, which covers the basics of coordinated needs assessment in emergencies. The course is divided into six chapters.

It does provide an overview of important principles that should be applied. It can be used to train teams preparing for field assessments, as an introduction to more in-depth face-to-face training, or for researchers/students wanting an introduction to humanitarian needs assessment.