REACH conducts and facilitates field-based assessments in its 20+ countries of operation. All assessments are a collaborative effort led by dedicated teams of data collectors, encoders and analysers.
REACH uses remote-sensing and satellite imagery analysis as complementary tools for rapid primary data collection, damage assessments and the mapping of the impact of disasters and crises.
REACH supports joint analysis implemented in an inter-agency framework based on available information and data.
REACH teams analyse and disseminate information to aid actors in the form of tailor-made products such as reports, context profiles, situation overviews and factsheet.
REACH produces maps that visualize information ranging from the scale of damage due to conflict to the location of critical infrastructure or displacement sites. Where relevant, REACH sets up field-based mapping centres to facilitate access to spatial data by a wide range of actors.
Web-maps & online dashboards
REACH develops interactive web-maps and online dashboards to allow aid actors to access and utilise information in their programming. Open and transparent, the information can be used by actors to design an effective response.
REACH supports and conducts independent multi-sector assessments that inform humanitarian decision-making. REACH facilitates:
Crisis-wide and inter-agency multi-sectoral assessments support specific humanitarian milestones such as the Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plans.
HUMANITARIAN SITUATION MONITORING
Regular humanitarian situation monitoring provides multi-sectoral, granular and up-to-date information on the humanitarian needs of crisis affected populations, including in hard to reach areas.
Rapid assessments inform immediate decision-making and aid responses following sudden shifts in conditions, changes in dynamics and rapid developments in humanitarian situations.
SECTOR SPECIFIC PLANNING
REACH supports sector-specific humanitarian planning through:
REACH partners with the Clusters at global and country level to support assessments, information management and planning. REACH is the assessment focal point of the Global WASH and Shelter Clusters.
REACH supports humanitarian actors to plan and monitor the use of cash as a response modality. REACH partners at global and country level with interagency cash coordination platforms and technical actors.
REACH supports other sectoral platforms of relevance in given crisis. These include Durable Solutions Platforms, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) framework, coordination platforms on mixed migrations, and others.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Displacement and migration are at unprecedented levels across the world. REACH informs policy-makers and response planning by providing information on:
CAMP & HOST
Assessments on needs and vulnerabilities of internally displaced people, refugees and migrants as well as host communities across camps, villages and cities impacted by displacement and migration.
MOVEMENTS AND INTENTIONS
Tracking movements and numbers of internally displaced people and returnees, while shedding light on movement and return intentions and vulnerabilities.
Understanding push and pull factors, intentions and vulnerabilities of migrants in their countries of origin, along the migration routes and in their countries of destination.
REACH publishes more than 3000 information products each year. Access our reports, factsheets, datasets and maps through the Resource Center.