Niger et RCA: les acteurs locaux au cœur de la réponse
Since 2018, Ethiopia has witnessed an escalation in unrest including large-scale displacement, killings, and destruction of property following domestic political changes. Such unrest has exacerbated the impact of climate-related crises, including the most devastating desert locust infestation in 25 years, which has damaged crops and fostered food insecurity. In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic infiltrated Ethiopia leading to lockdowns and transport bans in many regions that restricted access to markets. Then in November 2020 conflict erupted in the northern Tigray region, displacing many Ethiopians and contributing an approximate 1.1 million additional people needing assistance in Amhara, Afar and Tigray regions. All of these events have severely disrupted livelihoods, affected the availability of staple market commodities, and threatened to sharply escalate humanitarian need for vulnerable populations across the country.
REACH was first deployed to Ethiopia in 2019 in order to support market monitoring efforts and track the prices of basic goods following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As conflict has escalated in the Tigray region, REACH will implement humanitarian situation monitoring in early 2021 to identify priority needs among those who remain in the inaccessible areas of Tigray and provide information to aid actors on the ground in Ethiopia and Sudan.
FIRST 100 DAYS OF THE UKRAINE WAR As conflict in Ukraine continues, the gravity of the humanitarian situation is clear. People in areas directly affected by conflict are in immediate need of life-saving support, lacking food, energy, utilities, and facing a breakdown in the provision of basic services. They also face the risk of […]
L’ONG IMPACT Initiatives, en association avec l’École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), annoncent la création d’un stage en mémoire d’Antonin Girardi, normalien à l’ENS Paris-Saclay entre 2015 et 2019, et de tous les travailleurs humanitaires victimes des actes perpétrés à leur encontre. Ce stage, qui se déroulera au sein du département de recherche d’IMPACT Initiatives […]
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.
Our 2020 activities helped impact ground level operational planning, strategic planning and decision-making and bring about system-wide change. Our work was also most commonly cited by partners as “strongest added value”
In March 2020 the Ugandan government took quick action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across its borders. However, the recommended preventative behaviors were not met with broad acceptance in Uganda. IMPACT Initiative, as part of its participation to the U-Learn consortium, conducted a mixed-methods assessment to understand why.
Le Sud-Est de la République Centrafricaine apparaît comme particulièrement affecté par les conséquences d’une crise prolongée, entravant le développement socio-économique et déchirant les liens inter et intra-communautaires. L’accès aux services de base y est dégradé, les activités économiques réduites et la présence de l’État ténue. L’objectif des équipes AGORA sur place? Améliorer le quotidien de 200 000 bénéficiaires d’ici juin 2022, en s’appuyant sur des Plans de relèvement local.
To support aid organizations and local partners in putting this concept into practice, IMPACT Initiatives and partners of the Urban Settlements Working Group released the “Settlements Approach Guidance Note” in December 2020.
Ethiopia Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) June 2022 Factsheet
Ethiopia Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) Factsheet, May 2022
Ethiopia Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) Situation Overview, April 2022
Ethiopia Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) February 2022 Factsheet
Ethiopia Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) March 2022, Situation Overview