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.

All Updates

896 entries found
23 May 2018 description

The economic crisis in Venezuela has led to a deterioration of the humanitarian conditions and increased humanitarian needs. Import restrictions and hyperinflation reduce availability and access to basic goods and services. The economic crisis is exacerbated by a political crisis revolving around the erosion of democratic institutions. While the number of people in need in Venezuela and the severity of need is unclear due to lack of data, surveys conducted by local organisations point to an increasingly dire situation.

23 May 2018 description

Afghanistan

Displacement continues to affect Afghanistan with over 27,000 new IDPs in the past week. Conflict is the primary reason for displacement, although drought and food insecurity are other important reasons.

Conflict has displaced some 10,000 people in Ghazni, while some 4,000 people have been displaced to Kabul and Bamyan. Other significant population movements have recently been reported in Farah due to shifting territorial control, and in Hirat and Kandahar provinces due to drought.

23 May 2018 description

A tropical cyclone developed on 16 May in the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen and Somalia, known as Cyclone Sagar. It hit Djibouti on 19 May causing heavy rains and flash floods (OCHA 22/05/2018;

23 May 2018 description

On 19 May, Tropical Cyclone Sagar made landfall in North-western Somaliland bearing winds in excess of 120 km/h and an entire year’s worth of rain (200-300mm) affecting approximately 700,000 people and widespread destruction of property, infrastructure and the loss of livestock (Government of Somaliland 21/05/201; GDACS 19/05/2015; SWALIM 18/05/2018). The cyclone led to flooding that impacted populations previously devastated by droughts and that had not yet recovered, further worsening existing food insecurity. Urgent needs include food, shelter, WASH, and health (OCHA 20/05/2018).

22 May 2018 description

On 5 January, volcanic activity on Kadovar Island, one of the six Schouten Islands of Papua New Guinea, prompted all 591 residents to evacuate. The islanders have been relocated to the Dandan Care centre, located in Turubu LLG (East Sepik Province). The 3.5 hectare site is located on a narrow strip of land physically bound by steep hills on the inland side and the sea. The ground is low-lying and sandy. It is prone to flooding during heavy rains as two running creeks (flowing from inland) flow through either side of the site as they flow out to sea.

Maps & Infographics

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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.