HUMANITARIAN

ACCESS

OVERVIEW

A snapshot of the most challenging contexts

October 2019

Over the past six months the humanitarian access has deteriorated in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Mali, Niger, and Sudan

Where are the biggest access constraints?

ERITREA

SYRIA

YEMEN

countries with 

extreme access constraints

3

AFGHANISTAN

CAMEROON

CAR

DPRK 

DRC

LIBYA 

MALI

MYANMAR

NIGERIA

PALESTINE 

SOMALIA

SOUTH SUDAN

SUDAN

VENEZUELA

14

countries with very

high access constraints

BANGLADESH

BURUNDI

CHAD

COLOMBIA

ETHIOPIA

IRAQ

NIGER

PAKISTAN

UKRAINE

countries with 

high access constraints

9

Denial of humanitarian needs is particularly high in Burundi, DPRK, Myanmar, and Syria

Violence against personnel, facilities and assets is a critical issue in Afghanistan, DRC, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, and Syria

How are the access levels being calculated?

Our methodology groups 9 indicators under 3 dimensions:

• Impediments to entry into country

• Restriction of movement

• Interference with humanitarian activities

• Violence against personnel, facilities, and assets

2. Access of humanitarian actors to affected population 

1. Access of people in need to humanitarian aid

3. Security and physical constraints

• Denial of humanitarian needs

• Restriction of access to services and assistance

• Ongoing insecurity / Active hostilities

• Presence of UXO and mines

• Physical constraints

Our analysts scored each context on nine variables in order to rank and compare humanitarian access worldwide

Each indicator is given a score from 0 to 3 and marked ‘X’ where there was a lack of information.

The overall access score by country is ranked according to the following scale:


0 - No significant access constraints

1 - Low access constraints 

2 - Moderate access constraints 

3 - High access  constraints 

4 - Very high access constraints

5 - Extreme access constraints

Contact


Angeliki Nika, Methodology adviser

an(at)acaps.org