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Securing Access in Volatile Environments (SAVE) - Component 1: Mapping Humanitarian Access and Coverage Trends

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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Access and Negotiation, Conflict, violence & peace, Protection, human rights & security, Working in conflict setting
Countries:Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria
Agency:GPPI - Global Public Policy Institute, Humanitarian Outcomes
Date published:May 2015

The goal of Component 1 of the Secure Access in Volatile Environments (SAVE) study is to produce the first quantitative evidence base for assessing security-related humanitarian access constraints. Although insecurity is a principal impediment to people receiving aid in the most extreme conflict contexts, to date the humanitarian community has lacked concrete information on the extent and dynamics of this phenomenon. Component 1 has sought to objectively measure how humanitarian presence and coverage of needs in some of the worst conflict-driven humanitarian crises – Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria – have been affected by insecurity.

This report reviews the research activities undertaken by Component 1 to date, and presents some initial indicative findings from field level activities. It also lays out the plan of work for the remainder of the project time period.

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