Heavy rainfall between November 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 resulted in flash floods and landslides in the highlands and widespread flooding in the lowlands of Peru. A state of emergency was called across 18 of Peru’s 24 regions and estimates of affected populations rose as high as 900,000.
In support to the humanitarian response, the Shelter Cluster was activated in Peru in early June in partnership with the UN humanitarian team in Lima. Through its initiative REACH, and in the framework of its partnership with the Global Shelter Cluster, IMPACT rapidly deployed to Peru to conduct an assessment on the impact of the flooding on the shelters in the Loreto region. REACH conducted a rapid shelter assessment and mapping exercise including a sample of approximately 1,300 households. The assessment supported coordination efforts and informed the humanitarian community and national and regional stakeholders on the needs of the affected populations. The assessment was key in providing recommendations for further post-emergency response.
Clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) broke out on 15 April 2023. Fighting has been concentrated in densely populated urban centres, starting in Khartoum but quickly spreading across the country. These clashes have triggered waves of forced displacement, both internally as well as to neighbouring countries, including Central […]
As of the 14 of March 2023, this thread has been archived. To see future updates on Syria, see our latest news section and for more information products, check out our REACH Syria page Two powerful earthquakes struck south-eastern Türkiye within a span of 12 hours on the 6th of February. The first, with a […]
Today marks International Women’s Day, an annual global event intended to celebrate women’s achievements while also calling for greater gender equality and equity. To commemorate the milestone this year, we explored the application of gender-inclusive approaches in humanitarian research, specifically needs assessments that are conducted with representatives from crisis-affected communities in the world’s largest humanitarian […]
As an homage to the victims of the Kouré attack of August 2020, a shared project to build a school has been set up with families of the victims. It is implemented by ACTED, IMPACT and Léo Pour Le Monde. Since October 3rd, the school welcomes 180 pupils in middle school, and from Year 2 […]
The COP27 climate summit kicked off this week in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. As parties to the climate change treaty gather to review annual progress on reducing carbon emissions, one key issue at the forefront for many activists is the impact the climate crisis is having on poorer countries. These nations bear the brunt of erratic […]
IMPACT Initiatives, notably via its REACH, AGORA, and PANDA initiatives, is increasingly committing research efforts to inform the aid community on how to tackle climate risk. The objective? To identify evidence-based solutions that can be applied in fragile contexts to strengthen the resilience of communities. How? By conducting scientifically robust risk assessments, working with local actors to develop a better understanding of risk, and building local analytical and communication capacities.
As of the 6 of October 2022, this thread has been archived. To see future updates on Ukraine, see our latest news section and for more information products, check out our REACH Ukraine page FIRST 100 DAYS OF THE UKRAINE WAR As conflict in Ukraine continues, the gravity of the humanitarian situation is clear. People […]
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