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

740 entries found
27 Apr 2017 description

Key findings:

  • Given the current tensions and previous cases of electoral violence, it can be assumed that some violence will occur following the 2017 elections in August. This will lead to protection concerns in many areas. Family separation is likely and there is a risk of GBV.

  • Insecurity and displacement will decrease humanitarian access, affecting drought response. Kenya also serves as a hub for humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa, with disruption affecting other countries in need.

25 Apr 2017 description

SUDAN

Approximately 900 suspected cholera cases have been reported in Um Jar, White Nile state, with one reported death. 25,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in White Nile in 2017.

In Darfur, there have been water shortages at Sortony and Zamzam IDP camps in North Darfur, and at Gerieda camps in South Darfur. Along with recent price hikes by the government, the number of water tankers supplying water has been reduced in recent weeks.

24 Apr 2017 description

Anticipated scope and scale

Sindh province in Pakistan has been experiencing extreme hot and dry temperatures since 12 April. Many rural areas of Sindh are currently experiencing daily highs above 40°C, which are forecast to continue until early May. Average annual temperatures are in the mid-thirties at this time and increase to reach their peak in May and June, when urban areas including Karachi will be severely affected by the heatwave.

24 Apr 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In southeastern Sindh, below-average rainfall during the 2016 monsoon (July to October) resulted in no or substantially less crop production for the third consecutive year and in livestock losses, affecting the two main livelihood sources in the region.

Maps / Infographics

86 entries found

Training

6 entries found
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.