DRC: Assessing the environmental impact of the increasing presence of refugees and its consequences on peaceful cohabitation around Inké camp

Since the outbreak of the crisis in the Central African Republic in 2012, more than 60,000 refugees have fled to the northern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).To accommodate part of these refugees, the Inké camp in Read more…

Italy: Assessing the experiences of unaccompanied children leaving the reception system

In 2016, the number of unaccompanied and separated children arriving in Italy has more than doubled. Over 15,000 children have been accommodated in the Italian reception system as of February 2017. However, an additional 5,252 unaccompanied and separated children have Read more…

Syria: Critical lack of adequate shelter and non-food items differs across geographical areas and population groups

As the Syrian conflict enters its seventh year, protracted displacement and the escalation of conflict across the country have dramatically reduced the availability of safe and adequate shelter. The aggravation of security conditions and the scarcity of livelihood opportunities, similarly, Read more…

OPT: Assessment of shelter response finds assistance largely successful, despite persistent needs

In July and August 2014, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), especially the Gaza Strip, witnessed unprecedented conflict and destruction of housing. Over the past two years, donors and aid actors have made significant efforts to provide humanitarian shelter assistance to Read more…

Afghanistan: Severe food insecurity affects vulnerable groups in informal settlements in Kabul and Nangarhar

Food insecurity is rife across Afghanistan, with an estimated 1.6 million people anticipated to suffer from a severe lack of food in 2017. Conflict perpetuates limited food availability country-wide, whilst unemployment and overcrowding affect food access. Contributing to this hardship Read more…

South Sudan: Enhancing Peaceful Co-existence and Resilience in Maban County

The ongoing displacement caused by internal Sudanese and South Sudanese conflicts has intensified population pressure on pre-existing limited resources in Maban County, Upper Nile State. The county is home to over 130,000 Sudanese refugees and 13,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Read more…

Syria: Among truces and protracted conflict, restrictions to humanitarian access continue to negatively affect people in need

The Syrian conflict, now in its sixth year, continues to plague civilian populations, causing acute shortages of food and basic services, amid protracted and widespread violence.  The situation is particularly critical in besieged and hard-to-reach areas, where restrictions on movement Read more…

Afghanistan: Evaluating 2015 earthquake emergency shelter response to improve future post-disaster programmes

In October 2015, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Badakhshan province, leaving over a hundred dead and tens of thousands displaced across Afghanistan’s most mountainous region. The earthquake struck during the lead up to winter, which only exacerbated the need to Read more…