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Colombia: escalation of armed violence in Cauca

07 December 2023

Colombia: escalation of armed violence in Cauca

DOCUMENT / PDF / 911 KB

This report aims to provide elements for understanding the violence escalation afflicting Cauca department in 2023 and to highlight the associated protection risks.

Conflict and violenceProtection
Yemen: the major shift in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) dynamics since April 2023

07 December 2023

Yemen: the major shift in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) dynamics since April 2023

DOCUMENT / PDF / 5 MB

This report identifies and analyses the impacts of the DFA decision to ban the sale of domestically produced LPG from Ma’rib, a governorate under IRG control, and instead increase imports through Red Sea ports under DFA control. 

Economy
Afghanistan-Pakistan: forced return of Afghans from Pakistan

07 December 2023

Afghanistan-Pakistan: forced return of Afghans from Pakistan

DOCUMENT / PDF / 481 KB

On 3 October 2023, Pakistani authorities announced that all foreigners in the country without valid documents would be forced to leave by 1 November or face arrest and deportation.

Displacement
Afghanistan: update on Taliban decrees and directives affecting the humanitarian response

01 December 2023

Afghanistan: update on Taliban decrees and directives affecting the humanitarian response

DOCUMENT / PDF / 600 KB

This report provides an update on the Interim Taliban Authority (ITA) decrees and directives (edicts) relevant to the Afghanistan humanitarian response. The analysis covers the period between the publication of ACAPS’ baseline report in April 2023 and October 2023. 

Humanitarian access
Guatemala: heavy rains in northeastern departments

24 November 2023

Guatemala: heavy rains in northeastern departments

DOCUMENT / PDF / 292 KB

Since 1 November 2023, above-average rainfall has been severely affecting Guatemala, mainly because of a cold front passing through the country and El Niño intensifying the rainy season. This rainy season has extended beyond the typical May–October period and has damaged several roads and bridges.

Natural hazards
Palestine/Israel: current situation and anticipated impacts of the crisis in the West Bank

24 November 2023

Palestine/Israel: current situation and anticipated impacts of the crisis in the West Bank

DOCUMENT / PDF / 558 KB

The report provides an overview of the West Bank context and an update on the impact of the hostilities between Israel and Hamas since October 7. It highlights key drivers of humanitarian needs that are already affecting the lives of Palestinians and anticipates how they will likely worsen in the coming weeks, shedding light on the situation experienced by specific groups.

Conflict and violence
Myanmar: humanitarian impacts of recent clashes

23 November 2023

Myanmar: humanitarian impacts of recent clashes

DOCUMENT / PDF / 8 MB

Since the end of October 2023, fighting between ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) and the Myanmar Armed Forces (MAF) has escalated in several states across the country. On 26 October, a coalition of EAOs known as the Three Brotherhood Alliance, attacked security force bases in northern Shan state. 

Conflict and violence
Ukraine: regional social protection overview

21 November 2023

Ukraine: regional social protection overview

DOCUMENT / PDF / 1 MB

This report presents an overview of the available national social protection services and benefits for Ukrainian refugees who have TP in six host countries: Czechia, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. The report also looks at the extent to which these benefits are accessible and help refugees meet their needs. The selection of the six countries considered the ACAPS regional dataset and Regional overview.

Protection
Sudan: Impact of the conflict on children

17 November 2023

Sudan: Impact of the conflict on children

DOCUMENT / PDF / 3 MB

As at 30 September, the escalation of violence in April had forcibly displaced at least 2.6 million children, the largest in the world. The effects of displacement on children are deep and far-reaching, leaving them vulnerable to a range of physical and psychological challenges and often grappling with feelings of insecurity and uncertainty. 
 

Displacement
Kenya: flooding in eastern and northern counties

16 November 2023

Kenya: flooding in eastern and northern counties

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Since the third week of October, the rainy season in Kenya has caused heavy storms and flooding, significantly impacting Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Marsabit, Samburu, Tana River, and Wajir counties. As at 8 November, the storms and flooding had affected nearly 61,400 people across the country. 

Food security & livelihoodsNatural hazards
Poland: loss of temporary protection status and social benefits for Ukrainian Refugees

14 November 2023

Poland: loss of temporary protection status and social benefits for Ukrainian Refugees

DOCUMENT / PDF / 2 MB

Reports that some Ukrainian refugees in Poland had their temporary protection (TP) status revoked despite still meeting the criteria for protection began in October 2022. There have also been reports that some refugees who do not meet the legal criteria for their TP status to be revoked have stopped receiving family benefits, including those who have not left Poland. 

Mixed migrationProtection
Yemen: understanding the cycle of gender-based violence

13 November 2023

Yemen: understanding the cycle of gender-based violence

DOCUMENT / PDF / 518 KB

This report seeks to map out GBV’s various forms and key drivers in Yemen and highlight groups at particular risk of GBV. It also seeks to understand the key challenges for humanitarian GBV responders and how to address these moving forward to continue providing survivor-centred support.

Conflict and violenceGender
Palestine/Israel: Spotlight on the situation of Gazan workers

10 November 2023

Palestine/Israel: Spotlight on the situation of Gazan workers

DOCUMENT / PDF / 199 KB

As at 7 October, an estimated 18,000 residents of the Gaza Strip held work permits issued by the Israeli authorities. On 10 October, Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories revoked all work permits. This announcement was followed by mass arrests and detentions of Gazans working in Israel by Israeli authorities.

Conflict and violence
Nepal: earthquake in Jajarkot district

10 November 2023

Nepal: earthquake in Jajarkot district

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On 3 November 2023, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the western area of Jajarkot district in Karnali Province. This is the deadliest earthquake to hit Nepal since 2015, when two earthquakes killed nearly 9,000 people near Kathmandu. 

Natural hazards
Ukraine: quarterly humanitarian access update

08 November 2023

Ukraine: quarterly humanitarian access update

DOCUMENT / PDF / 10 MB

This report aims to compare access challenges across different Ukraine oblasts to inform humanitarian responders and support their decision-making. It is part of the ACAPS quarterly analysis of access constraints, with the last report published on 13 July 2023.

Humanitarian access
Palestine-Israel: one month since the conflict

06 November 2023

Palestine-Israel: one month since the conflict

DOCUMENT / PDF / 930 KB

This report provides an overview of how the humanitarian situation has evolved over the past month since the attack on Israel on 7 October 2023. It is meant to highlight priority needs and humanitarian response constraints.

Conflict and violence
Haiti: returns from the Dominican Republic

03 November 2023

Haiti: returns from the Dominican Republic

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The continued border closures and displacement from the Dominican Republic to Haiti will aggravate existing needs in Haiti, which is already experiencing a complex humanitarian emergency with increasing gang violence, high food insecurity levels, and a cholera outbreak.

DisplacementMixed migration
Ethiopia: gender analysis on roles and needs in humanitarian crises

02 November 2023

Ethiopia: gender analysis on roles and needs in humanitarian crises

DOCUMENT / PDF / 576 KB

This report considers the impact of conflict and natural hazards on the gender roles and dynamics, as well as gendered activities and needs of Ethiopia’s population. Deep-rooted sociocultural and economic factors define gender relations in Ethiopia, and there is a lack of up-to-date research on how current crises worsen existing disparities. This report can provide a starting point for future in-depth research at the regional level within Ethiopia.

Gender
Colombia: food insecurity in Alta Guajira region

27 October 2023

Colombia: food insecurity in Alta Guajira region

DOCUMENT / PDF / 770 KB

La Guajira is the Colombian department with the highest food insecurity prevalence based on 2022 estimates. In 2022, a lack of economic resources resulted in 59.7% (623,000 people) of the department’s households reducing the quantity and quality of their meals, while 17.5% (183,000 people) had at least one person going without food for at least a day.

Food security & livelihoods
Libya: anticipated impacts of the rainy season

27 October 2023

Libya: anticipated impacts of the rainy season

DOCUMENT / PDF / 1 MB

This report aims to identify the anticipated impacts of the upcoming rainy season in northern Libya, where communities are still recovering from Storm Daniel. It seeks to inform anticipatory action, preparedness, and emergency response among humanitarian organisations.

Natural hazards