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Humanitarian Access Overview

19 July 2021

Humanitarian Access Overview

DOCUMENT / PDF / 4 MB

ACAPS Humanitarian Access Overview provides a snapshot of the most challenging contexts for humanitarian access. Crisis-affected populations in more than 60 countries are not receiving the humanitarian assistance they need because of access constraints. Seven new countries – Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Spain, and Timor-Leste – have entered the ranking since the last release in December 2020.

Humanitarian access
Haiti: Gang violence

14 July 2021

Haiti: Gang violence

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An increase in gang violence and criminal activity in Haiti since 1 June 2021 has been affecting around one-third of the territory of Port-au-Prince. Southern neighbourhoods are the most affected.

Conflict and violence
Escalation of hostilities and insecurity in the Gaza Strip and West Bank

08 June 2021

Escalation of hostilities and insecurity in the Gaza Strip and West Bank

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This report provides an overview of the recent conflict escalation in the State of Palestine and highlights humanitarian needs in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip by analysing current needs, humanitarian constraints, underlying vulnerabilities, and aggravating factors that could lead to further hostilities.

Conflict and violence
India: Cyclone Yaas

03 June 2021

India: Cyclone Yaas

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On 25 May, a severe cyclonic storm over the west-central Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards and intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm. The storm affected around 10 million people in West Bengal and 1.7 million people in Odisha. Over 2.2 million people were evacuated to relief camps in both states.

Natural hazards
Rohingya crisis: Secondary Impacts of COVID-19

31 May 2021

Rohingya crisis: Secondary Impacts of COVID-19

DOCUMENT / PDF / 202 KB

This report analyses the potential secondary impacts of COVID-19 containment and risk mitigation measures, both generally and in the face of the upcoming monsoon and cyclone seasons.

COVID-19
DRC: Mount Nyiragongo eruption

28 May 2021

DRC: Mount Nyiragongo eruption

DOCUMENT / PDF / 512 KB

Mount Nyiragongo erupted on 22 May 2021near the city of Goma, in the east of DRC. At least 25,000 people were displaced in Sake, 25 km northwest of Goma, and 7,000 travelled towards neighbouring Rwanda to seek refuge. 

Natural hazards
India: Heatwaves in Maharashtra State

20 May 2021

India: Heatwaves in Maharashtra State

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Between March–May 2021, above-normal temperatures are expected in most subdivisions in north, northwest, and northeast India. Over 20 million people in Maharashtra State live in densely populated informal constructions. These people are more vulnerable to heatwaves and heat-related illnesses, as the materials used in building construction increase their exposure to heat.

Natural hazards
Yemen: Developments in 2020 and Outlook into 2021

10 May 2021

Yemen: Developments in 2020 and Outlook into 2021

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This report aims to inform humanitarian decisions and planning by summarising key developments that affected the humanitarian situation in Yemen in 2020 and highlighting issues to watch in 2021.

Conflict and violence
Myanmar: Impact of 1 February coup

29 April 2021

Myanmar: Impact of 1 February coup

DOCUMENT / PDF / 10 MB

This report provides a broad understanding of the current situation in Myanmar, highlighting significant developments and the associated needs and access constraints, as well as how humanitarian operations have adapted, particularly in regions with pre-existing needs. 

Conflict and violence
Our thoughts: Rohingya share their experiences and recommendations

22 April 2021

Our thoughts: Rohingya share their experiences and recommendations

DOCUMENT / PDF / 10 MB

This report by ACAPS and IOM's Communicating with Communities unit is a large qualitative study exploring how Rohingya refugees have experienced the humanitarian response in Cox's Bazar, with a focus on accountability within the response. It explores recurrent themes within the response and concludes with recommendations from the participants for different sectors within the response.

Coping mechanisms
Yemen: Outlook for December 2020 - May 2021

15 April 2021

Yemen: Outlook for December 2020 - May 2021

DOCUMENT / PDF / 287 KB

ACAPS has developed a risk-monitoring framework which is updated daily with significant events. Every month, ACAPS analysts and technical experts, including economists and anthropologists, review the current development of indicators collectively and update the risk outlook. This is an update of the Yemen risk overview published in December 2020.

Conflict and violence
Yemen: Impact review from December 2019 - December 2020

12 April 2021

Yemen: Impact review from December 2019 - December 2020

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This report provides a brief overview of the stakeholders’ interviews, including their views on the impact products published by the YAH between December 2019–December 2020 had on their decision-making processes.

Conflict and violence
Yemen: FSO Safer impact assessment April-June 2021

07 April 2021

Yemen: FSO Safer impact assessment April-June 2021

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The coastline of Yemen’s Red Sea and of its neighbouring countries is at risk of an environmental disaster that could happen any day – with substantial humanitarian and economic impacts. It is increasingly likely that there could be an immense oil leakage from and/or an explosion of the FSO Safer, a floating storage and offloading unit anchored in the Red Sea, 60km north of the port of Al Hodeidah.

Scenarios: Humanitarian access in Central Sahel

31 March 2021

Scenarios: Humanitarian access in Central Sahel

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Possible developments in humanitarian access in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger during 2021.

Humanitarian access
Guinea: Ebola outbreak

30 March 2021

Guinea: Ebola outbreak

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This report presents the needs that are expected to develop as a result of the current Ebola outbreak, analyse the factors that could increase the spread of the disease or hamper response operations, and draw on previous lessons learnt to highlight additional factors that should be taken into account during the response.

Health
CrisisInSIght: Global Risk Analysis

26 March 2021

CrisisInSIght: Global Risk Analysis

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ACAPS' Global Risk Analysis outlines a number of key contexts where a notable deterioration may occur within the next six months, leading to a spike in humanitarian needs. 

Bangladesh: Fire in Rohingya refugee camps 8E, 8W and 9

26 March 2021

Bangladesh: Fire in Rohingya refugee camps 8E, 8W and 9

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This briefing note reports on a devastating fire that broke out in the Kutupalong Balukhali Extension (KBE) on 22 March 2021 at 3pm. The damage caused by the fire significantly sets back the humanitarian response and exacerbates the existing needs of the Rohingya, who already live in precarious conditions.

Yemen: Outlook for Dec 2020 - May 2021 (February update)

11 March 2021

Yemen: Outlook for Dec 2020 - May 2021 (February update)

DOCUMENT / PDF / 259 KB

ACAPS’ Yemen Analysis Hub has developed a risk-monitoring framework which is updated daily with significant events. Every month, ACAPS analysts and technical experts, including economists and anthropologists, review the current development of indicators collectively and update the risk outlook. This is an update of the Yemen risk overview published in December 2020.

Conflict and violence
Scenarios: Post-COVID-19

07 March 2021

Scenarios: Post-COVID-19

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These scenarios focus primarily on the potential ways the global humanitarian situation may change over 2021, although they are anticipated to remain valid well into 2022. It should be noted that the scenarios are not mutually exclusive. Because the focus is global, it is possible for one scenario to transpire in one region or country while the other scenarios may develop elsewhere.

COVID-19
Syria: Humanitarian needs in Afrin

03 March 2021

Syria: Humanitarian needs in Afrin

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Humanitarian needs remain critical in Afrin district, Aleppo governorate, in northwest Syria (NWS) – almost four years after the Olive Branch operation in 2018, which saw the Turkish Armed Forces and the Syrian National Army gain full control over the district. This report analyses the most urgent humanitarian needs for the population of Afrin.

Conflict and violence