We provide independent and multisectoral data and analysis in the form of the following:
Global analysis of crisis severity, access issues, and risk
Anticipatory analysis and scenario-building
Analysis of multiple crises in one country
Analysis of one crisis across multiple countries
Dashboards and visualisations
Our agility defines our work and enables us to design short- to medium-term crisis projects ad hoc. Today, aside from our worldwide analysis capacity, ACAPS runs several Analysis Hubs focusing on specific contexts.
Afghanistan faces one of the world's largest and most complex humanitarian crises, grown even more severe since the Taliban took control. ACAPS supports the humanitarian community in the country by providing independent analysis on the complex and interconnected challenges plaguing the humanitarian response and how humanitarian needs are understood. These challenges include, but are not limited to, the political economy, climate change and the environment, poverty and livelihoods, conflict dynamics, important features of the society and culture, and other aspects of the context.
ACAPS has established a new consortium with IMMAP and REACH focused on information management and analysis: the EVIDEM consortium (Evidence-based Decision-making). Through this new collaboration, ACAPS will provide independent analysis and technical support to contribute to a strengthened humanitarian response in Colombia. The aim of the consortium is to create a robust evidence base for strategic, programming, and operational decision-making. This collaboration will allow for better coherence and efficiency in delivering information management and analysis products to the humanitarian sector in Colombia, including continued support to the MIRE mechanism.
CrisisInSight is ACAPS' global analysis portfolio. Through a team of analysts across the world, we monitor over 150 countries with existing humanitarian crises or prone to disasters on a daily basis. We produce regular and timely analysis at global or crisis-level on existing crises, humanitarian trends, and emerging crises.
The Rapid Analysis Hub’s primary role is to respond to alerts from the START Network and produce response and anticipatory briefing notes, primarily on climate-related disasters, conflict and displacement, and disease outbreaks. In coordination with other hubs, the team also produces timely analysis on additional sudden-onset or conflict developments and helps monitor complex crises across different regions of the world.
On 15 April 2023, a violent power struggle broke out in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum. Five months after the start of the conflict, as at 9 August, UNHCR had registered more than 4.36 million IDPs within Sudan, and almost 900,000 people have already fled Sudan to neighbouring countries. The current conflict has significantly exacerbated an already dire humanitarian situation. ACAPS has established a dedicated analysis hub for the crisis in Sudan for an initial period of 12-months. The hub is working to highlight key information gaps and humanitarian response constraints as well as pre-crisis contextual knowledge.
On 6 February 2023, two large earthquakes hit south Türkiye, with devastating impacts across several provinces. The earthquakes also hit parts of northwest Syria that have been experiencing conflict for almost 12 years, resulting in a significant worsening of needs in an already severe humanitarian crisis. ACAPS has established a six-month project to provide independent analysis on the humanitarian implications of the earthquakes, with the objective to enable a more evidence-based, localised response and ensure humanitarian assistance reaches those most in need.
The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has been rapidly evolving since February 2022, with significant information gaps on needs across the country. The ACAPS Ukraine Analysis Hub aims to produce timely and high-quality analytical products from an independent perspective to strengthen the evidence base for decision-making and response-programming among humanitarian stakeholders.
ACAPS’ contribution to the understanding of the needs and developments in Yemen has been widely recognised by both the humanitarian and development communities. The reputation and credibility of our work in the region is highly praised, and ACAPS has become the go-to source for accurate and independent analysis for many crisis responders and researchers focusing on Yemen.