What is the challenge?
Conflict, insecurity and natural disasters affect millions of people every year, destroy livelihoods and reverse hard-won development gains. Overall, in 2018, 136 million people across the world will need humanitarian assistance and protection. In 2016, 65.6 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations, representing 20 people forced to flee their homes every minute, the highest number ever recorded. The vast majority of the 812 million people chronically food-insecure and malnourished around the world in 2017 lived in conflict-affected countries.
Emergencies can quickly overwhelm the existing capacities of governments and communities and often require immediate external assistance that can effectively and rapidly meet the multiple needs of affected populations. Indeed, there is a widening gap, between the needs of people affected by crises for humanitarian assistance and protection, and the ability of governments and international humanitarian actors to meet those needs. In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, ACTED’s emergency response and relief activities offer context-specific solutions and aim to save lives, ensure public safety and meet the basic needs such as shelter, water and food of the people affected in close coordination with the relevant clusters/sectors.
ACTED provides humanitarian assistance to crisis affected population based on principles of impartiality and non-discrimination, in order to uphold their right to life with dignity.
What we do
- Food and nutrition assistance;
- Provision of shelter;
- Distribution of Non Food Relief Items (NFRIs);
- Provision of safe drinking water and hygiene facilities and promotion of good hygiene practices;
- Protection activities, for example child and women friendly spaces;
- Refugee and IDP camp management;
- Emergency logistics;
- Support to public institutions and service providers that provide life-line services like water, health and education;
- Support to information management systems for better targeting and planning of relief assistance in collaboration with REACH.