Accountability to affected populations represents an active commitment to use power responsibly and being held accountable by the beneficiaries of humanitarian assistance. Whilst aid actors are strengthening their work, much more is needed to institutionalise this practice. REACH in South Sudan is monitoring perceptions of humanitarian aid in order to continue improving it.
Shelling and airstrikes forced over 300,000 people to flee their homes in Syria between May and June. Many families have been escaping grave danger in their own country for the second or third time since the conflict’s onset nine years ago. Today, potential destinations for those seeking safety are becoming increasingly limited.
Over eight years of destructive conflict has taken a heavy toll on Syria’s economy. Massive internal displacement, emigration and mortality have greatly weakened the population, out of which more than half are estimated to be in the need of assistance. With this in mind, REACH conducted an in-depth cash and markets assessment across northeast Syria to better understand the feasibility and implications of scaling up cash-based interventions.
Over the last three months, a new displacement crisis has emerged in the border region of Maradi in Niger. While more than 35,000 refugees have crossed the border from Nigeria to Niger, causes behind the escalation remain largely unknown. The humanitarian community has been called to act and address the mounting needs of the displaced populations. A briefing paper published by REACH provides an overview to the situation in the region.
Years of conflict in eastern Ukraine has led to the division of the Donbas region in two. This separation is enforced by the Line of Contact, a 450 kilometer de facto border, that is endangering peoples’ access to healthcare, employment, and education.