Our efforts to help improve support to crisis-affected population

Available today, the ACAPS Crisis Overview 2016 report aims to deepen the collective understanding of how needs have evolved in some of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world.

"It is our hope that we can contribute towards a more robust shared situation awareness across the humanitarian sector and inspire thinking that will ultimately help to improve support to crisis-affected populations", said Lars Peter Nissen, ACAPS Director.

In this report, we focus on countries where our monitoring indicates that the humanitarian situation is most likely to worsen in the coming year, such as Burundi, Mali, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, are taken together as the Northern Triangle of Central America. The gang violence in these countries, and the repressive countermeasures taken by governments, are creating a situation of insecurity and displacement very similar to those experienced in more traditional conflict environments. 

We also cover countries in protracted crisis: Afghanistan, CAR, DRC, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen.

For each crisis, we review the events of the past year and how they have impacted on the humanitarian situation.

For the most part, we are able to exploit data from the last four years to reveal changes in the size of the population in need, the type of needs, and the level of access to that population.

We also look at the trends in population movements this year, and compare it to the past three years.

Finally, we consider some of the risks faced by the population in the coming six months, and how these will impact on needs

With this report, we hope to contribute towards a more robust shared situation awareness across the humanitarian sector and to inspire thinking that will ultimately help to improve support to crisis-affected populations.

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Media Contact

Jane Linekar, Analysis Team Coordinator, jl@acaps.org, +41 78 907 63 26