A sanitation worker in Dohuk, Iraq, stands beside a wall of garbage five meters high. At the Kwashe Landfill Site, domestic and industrial waste is more than just an eyesore—it is also a source of pollution and ground water contamination.
Expanding populations, overwhelmed sanitation services
Grâce au soutien de l’UNICEF, REACH, en collaboration avec ACTED, apporte un soutien technique aux acteurs humanitaires et étatiques et renforce leurs connaissances en développant des activités dans les secteurs de l’éducation et de l’Eau, l’Hygiène et l’Assainissement (EHA) dans la région de Diffa.
Pour des acteurs humanitaires informés par des données fiables
Le Mécanisme de Réponse Rapide (RRM) est un outil mis à la disposition de la communauté humanitaire pour garantir une veille humanitaire, réaliser des évaluations multisectorielles, des distributions de biens non alimentaires (NFI) et des interventions en eau, hygiène et assainissment (EHA) d’urgence lorsque les capacités nécessaires ne sont pas disponibles sur place.
The Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) is designed to monitor humanitarian action, conduct multisector assessments, emergency non-food items distributions (NFI) and water, sanitation and hygiene interventions (WASH) when there is no capacity on site. Currently, RRM is made possible through the generous support of the European Union Civil Protection and Humaniarian Aid Office (ECHO), the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
The REVIVE Centre inaugurated in Nakapiripirit will serve as a demonstration and learning site for regenerative agro-ecological practices for Karamoja and its communities.
For the half million internally displaced persons residing in camps, settlements and transit centres across Ninewa governorate in Iraq, not knowing about the conditions in their areas of origin is a cause of great anxiety and a significant barrier to return and reintegration. To overcome this challenge, ACTED established information desks in Salamiyah IDP camps in 2018, with the support of the UNHCR.
A lack of information on post-conflict areas
ACTED is currently deploying an emergency team in response to the 7.7 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Sulawesi province in Indonesia on Friday 28th September. The disaster ravaged the remote areas of Palu and Donggala.
At least 1,200 people are confirmed to have died but that figure is expected to rise in the coming days, while 16,700 people are currently displaced in an area already suffering from chronic vulnerabilities before the disaster.
Since the Syrian crisis in 2011, Jordan has seen its population increase by over one million. This has increased social tensions between Jordanians and Syrians living in host communities around key sectors such as employment opportunities and municipal service delivery.
Through an ongoing DIPECHO X programme aiming at reducing disaster risks in the border region between Northern Tajikistan and Southern Kyrgyzstan, ACTED commits to building the technical capacity of a training centre opened within the regional office of the Tajik Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense in Khujand.
Ruqiya lives in a small village of Aray settlement of Somalia. She is married and has 5 children depending on her for survival. Before the 2017-2018 drought struck, she lived in Burhakaba town with her family and made a living out of selling firewood. During the drought, the tranquillity Ruqiya’s family enjoyed changed drastically for the worst. They were forced to move out of the city to one of the four villages of Aray settlement, Burhakaba District. Life became even more difficult for Ruqiya because she could not sell firewood anymore to make a living.
After the fall of so-called Islamic State (ISIL) and the recapture of Hawiga in October 2017, life is slowly returning to normal in the area. People are returning, and children are going back to school. However, many schools are in dire need of rehabilitation and lack supplies and learning materials. Since many boys and girls were not able to attend school in the last three years due to the conflict, they are now struggling to catch up whilst also processing the distress suffered through the war.
Les populations des territoires isolés de Shabunda et Fizi (Sud Kivu) sont confrontées aujourd’hui à des besoins humanitaires particulièrement urgents. Or, les interventions humanitaires dans ces territoires se heurtent à un obstacle principal : l’enclavement des territoires.
ACTED is connecting bordering communities in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to encourage mutual learning, preparation and reaction to disasters.
Two countries with similar disaster risk challenges
Due to the high amount of conflict experienced in Libya following the revolution of 2011, the need for mental health care is slowly being normalized in Libyan society. Since 2017, ACTED has been active in Benghazi, implementing a UNHCR-funded program focused on increasing mental health awareness and, in turn, breaking the stigma attached to seeking mental health services.
INGOs working in Yemen are extremely worried about the new escalation of fighting in Hodeidah and the closure of key routes between Hodeidah city and the north and east of the country. The humanitarian catastrophe that has been unfolding in al-Durayhimi and the south of Hodeidah governorate will likely spread to the rest of the governorate and trigger another wave of internally displaced persons. Nearly 470,000 people have already fled Hodeidah since June, fearing for their lives amidst airstrikes and fighting on the ground.
In the midst of an emergency response, ACTED is investing in tomorrow through the rehabilitation and solarization of water supply infrastructure to bring drinking water to conflict-affected Syrian communities in a sustainable way.
Solarization initiative for sustainability
In 2016-2017, Somalia faced a devastating drought which put the lives of millions into risk. This led to water scarcity, depletion of pasture, widespread food insecurity and livestock mortality. By the end of 2016 and most of 2017, erratic rainfall in Sanaag Region resulted to insufficient water that led to a sharp increase in the prices of water. The urban population grew significantly, partly due to the increased number of internally displaced persons who lost their pastoral livelihoods during the drought.
Face à une crise structurelle, l’importance d’allier urgence et résilience – La bande sahélienne traverse le centre du Tchad, parcourant une dizaine de régions qui, chaque année, sont frappées par des graves crises alimentaires et nutritionnelles. La sévérité de la crise, mais aussi son caractère structurel amènent à repenser les bases des interventions.
86% des ménages dans le Wayi et 71% des ménages dans le Batha sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire
70% des ménages du Wayi ont perdu une importante partie de leur bétail
For the second year, a group of humanitarian organizations coordinate their action with the support of the European Commission to provide crucial aid to those affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Kyiv 12th September 2018 - In eastern Ukraine, at the doors of the European Union, over 4.4 million people have been directly affected by hostilities, which are now well into their fifth year. 800,000 people have been displaced (many of whom frequently move across the contact line) and nearly 3,000 civilians have been killed.
Contre la pauvreté, soutenir des activités génératrices de revenue durable à Gao et Ménaka - Avec le soutien de USAID/OFDA, ACTED soutient des femmes vulnérables vers l’émancipation économique et l’auto-suffisance.
La moitié de la population malienne toujours en dessous du seuil de pauvreté