Evidence-based response – More than a buzzword? A look at the implementation of the Grand Bargain commitment on needs assessments

Data. Evidence. Facts. There is little controversy on the significance of information when it comes to decision-making. No less so in strategic decisions made in humanitarian contexts. Yet, the line is fine between information directing decisions and available information justifying Read more…

Displaced Syrians face overcrowded latrines and limited access to safe drinking water – A snapshot of WASH needs and conditions in Syria

Hostilities in Syria have seen an overall reduction since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, yet two-thirds of the population remain in need of humanitarian assistance. Among the priority needs of the civilians living in conflict-affected regions, are access Read more…

Displaced, returned, reintegrated? While returns to north-east Syria continue, durable solutions for returnees and those remaining in displacement remain out of sight

Without improved material, legal and physical conditions in areas of origin, populations returning home in Syria struggle to reintegrate in safety and with dignity. Yet, during the first half of 2018, 750,000 internally displaced persons and 15,000 Syrian refugees were Read more…