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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24 Mar 2017 description

PRIORITY SECTORS

  • Education: School closures have interrupted education for an estimated 72,000 children.

  • Health: Various attacks have resulted in the disruption of health service provision, as health centres closed and people are scared to travel.

  • Food security will worsen in the area. Households are expected to face Stressed outcomes (IPC Phase 2) between April and September.

  • WASH: Scheduled repairs or constructions of wells and latrines are being delayed because of rising insecurity.

23 Mar 2017 description

Crisis Impact

Outbreaks of Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, have been reported in DRC, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Ghana and Kenya.
Regionally, around 330,000 hectares of staple crops, especially maize, have been affected. The remaining southern African mainland countries remain at high risk (OCHA 27/02/2017).

22 Mar 2017 description

As of 16 March 2017, Iraq’s humanitarian coordinator has warned that the pace of displacement during the first weeks of the west Mosul operation is higher than expected, and response capacity will be exhausted if new arrivals continue to increase. On 19 February an offensive towards the western part of Mosul was launched, and on 21 February new arrivals were outpacing returns for the first time in six weeks. Since then camp capacity has been repeatedly reported as severely restricted.

22 Mar 2017 description

Crisis overview

Since December 2016, above-average rains have caused flooding and landslides in 24 of the 25 regions of Peru. Over 99,000 people have suffered losses and over 600,000 people have been affected. 12 regions have declared a state of emergency. Piura and Lambayeque in the northwest, and Ica and Arequipa in the southwest are most affected. Piura, Lambayeque, Lima, Ica and Arequipa are particularly affected by infrastructure damage such as road and bridge collapse, damage to sewage and drainage systems, and health concerns.

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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.