ACAPS
Academic and Research Institution based in Switzerland

ACAPS is dedicated to improving analysis of humanitarian needs in complex emergencies and crises. Our team supports the humanitarian community by providing up-to-date information on more than 40 key crises around the globe. This enables crisis responders to better understand and thereby better address the needs of the affected population, and at the same time strengthening the assessment ecosystem.

Recently ACAPS has developed a new tool for humanitarians: the CrisisAlert app, with customised settings, notification system and offline option to access our content even in remote areas.

ACAPS was established in 2009 as a non-profit, non-governmental project hosted by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). We are independent of specific operational and sectoral agendas or interests, and therefore guarantee objective and evidence-based analysis. Today our team consists of 28 professionals based in Geneva and in the field as well as a pool of consultants.

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835 entries found
12 Dec 2017 description

Weekly picks

Syria

Ongoing military clashes in the north and east of Hama have displaced over 90,000 people since October. Oqeirbat, As-Saan and Hamra districts are the most affected.

Most IDPs were displaced to northwestern governorates, particularly Idlib. IDP sites in northwestern governorates report cross-sectoral needs that are likely to be exacerbated by the onset of winter.

Reported needs include widespread shortages of fuel, food, drinking water, and lack of adequate medical care and sanitation.

11 Dec 2017 description

As of 6 December, 110 clinically diagnosed cases of diphtheria, including six deaths have been reported, with most cases in the Balukhali makeshift settlement (BMS), located in the larger Kutupalong–Balukhali expansion site. Other cases have been detected in Jamtoli and Thangkhali settlements. Low vaccination coverage amongst the camp population increases their vulnerability to the disease, which is particularly deadly for children. Congestion in sites, unevenly distributed health facilities and poor WASH infrastructure facilitate the spread of the disease, particularly during winter.

05 Dec 2017 description

Weekly picks

Yemen

The humanitarian situation has been deteriorating rapidly in Sana’a and surrounding governorates following heavy fighting between Houthi and Saleh forces.

At least 125 people have been killed and more than 230 wounded in the last seven days. Civilians are trapped in their homes, unable to move to safer locations. Food, WASH, and health needs have been reported.

Maps / Infographics

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Jobs

1 entry found
06 Dec 2017 description
job Closing date: 07 Jan 2018 Assessment Capacities Project

ACAPS, an independent Geneva-based information provider specialised in humanitarian needs analysis and assessment, is recruiting a new Editorial Manager.

The main aim of this role is to ensure that all ACAPS products are of high quality, timeliness, and in line with our strategy during a maternity leave.

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.