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…

Afghanistan: New REACH project monitors highly vulnerable informal settlements in Kabul and Nangarhar

Afghanistan continues to be torn by a three-decade long conflict and recurrent natural disasters which have forced an ever increasing number of families to leave their homes. In 2016, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees reached unprecedented Read more…

CAR: Supporting the Rapid Response Mechanism for efficient assessments and responses to needs and events – February Update

Multiple displacements have taken place in Central African Republic (CAR) since 2005 as a result of conflict and crime. Since December 2013, nearly 900,000 people have fled their homes: an estimated 436,000 people are internally displaced, and an additional 460,000 people have found Read more…