A snapshot of the most challenging contexts
Over the past six months, the humanitarian access situation has deteriorated considerably in
Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, and Somalia
The most affected indicators in the last six months are 'restrictions and obstruction of access
to services and assistance' and 'physicals constraints in the environment'
Our analysts scored each context on nine variables in order to rank and
compare humanitarian access worldwide.
Our methodology groups 9 indicators under 3 dimensions:
• Denial of existence of humanitarian needs or entitlements to assistance
• Restriction and obstruction of access to services and assistance
• Impediments to enter the country (bureaucratic and administrative).
• Restriction of movement within the country (impediments to freedom of movement and/or administrative restrictions)
• Interference into implementation of humanitarian activities
• Violence against humanitarian personnel, facilities, and assets
• Ongoing insecurity or hostilities affecting humanitarian assistance
• Presence of landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), explosive remnants of war (ERW), and unexploded ordnance (UXOs)
• Physical constraints in the environment (obstacles related to terrain, climate, lack of infrastructure, etc.).
Each indicator is given a score from 0–3 and marked with ‘X’
when there is insufficient information to determine a score.
The overall access score by country is ranked according to the following scale:
5 - Extreme access constraints
4 - Very high access constraints
3 - High access constraints
2 - Moderate access constraints
1 - Low access constraints
0 - No significant access constraints
Data Analyst & Humanitarian Access Focal Point