Support package: Floods in Libya

Following the devastating floods caused by Storm Daniel in Libya, the H2H Network has activated its funding mechanism to support the humanitarian response to the affected people.

This funding is enabling five H2H Members to provide services to fill gaps and improve the response to humanitarian needs. This package of services will address gaps in information, analysis, communication and capacity building to strengthen the humanitarian response.

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Insecurity Insight: Social media monitoring and geopolitical analysis for the protection of the humanitarian space

Network member

Insecurity Insight

Humanitarian service

Security, logistics and programme support

Objective

- Strengthening predictive and mitigation capacities within the aid sector to enable better responses that respect humanitarian principles and protect staff and aid access

- Informing the aid community of sentiments towards the aid response as expressed on social media

Services
- Social media monitoring and geopolitical analysis for the protection of the humanitarian space will focus on sentiment analysis to document attitudes towards the aid sector and the humanitarian space

- Filling key information gaps by providing a wider background on patterns of violence and geopolitical context

Contact

Christina Wille, Director; christina.wille@insecurityinsight.org

CDAC Network: Strengthening communication resilience and bridging gaps in coordination

Network member

CDAC Network

Humanitarian service

Community engagement and accountability

Objective

- Building more coherent communication and collaborative decision-making by responders, media and other communication actors through social listening and other pathways of engagement

Services

- Developing and disseminating 2 bulletins on social listening and media analytics along with UNICEF, WHO, BBCMA, Internews partners and others

- Conducting consultations and producing a snapshot of the state of CCEA during phase 2 of the response

- Convening a CDAC-facilitated coordination forum, ultimately improving coordination of communication and information service provision

Contact

Liz Hendry, Programme Lead, liz.hendry@cdacnetwork.org

ACAPS: Increasing contextual understanding of current and future humanitarian impacts through analyses

Network member

ACAPS

Humanitarian service

Data, information management and analysis

Objective

- Providing humanitarian decision-makers with timely, comprehensive, and targeted analysis to increase contextual understanding of current and future humanitarian impacts by providing analytical reports

Services

- Conducting anticipatory analysis on the upcoming rainy season, using available forecasting and mapping to highlight the areas most susceptible and vulnerable to flooding, and the humanitarian impact that can be expected

- Providing a deep-dive thematic note on protection concerns with a focus on MHPSS

- Convening another analysis - with topic to be determined based on findings from ongoing assessments and input from operational partners about the key analytical gaps and needs to best support the response (the assessment landscape is currently constrained, but it is expected to improve in the coming weeks.)

Contact

Helene Lafferty Smith, Rapid Response Project Manager, hls@acaps.org

IMPACT Initiatives: Informing humanitarian coordination through rapid and sectoral assessments

Network member

Impact Initiatives

Humanitarian service

Data, information management and analysis

Objective

- Providing coordinated information management to guide humanitarian actors in flood-hit areas

- Enabling the humanitarian community to provide effective response assistance to crisis-affected communities with timely information

Services

- Supporting coordination efforts within assessment and information management actors

- Implementing rapid/sectoral assessments to get a better understanding of the needs of flood-affected populations and internally displaced populations to support prioritization exercises and resource mobilization; will provide a clearer understanding to key partners of needs in the flood-affected region and areas of displacement in Libya

Contact

Ghassan Abou Chaar, Country representative, ghassan.abou-chaar@impact-initiatives.org

RedR UK: Advancing Technical and Humanitarian Expertise

Network member

RedR UK

Humanitarian service

Quality and sector professionalization

Objective

- Empowering in-country training initiatives and strengthening on-ground training capacity in East Libya for a sustainable and locally-led response into the future

Services:

- Conducting and publishing a Rapid Learning Needs Assessment report, translated into Arabic, outlining key capacity gaps and learning needs in the flood response

- Providing quality, accessible, needs-based learning and technical support to over 400 engineers and humanitarians on the ground (face-to-face and online)

- Supporting 28 in-country trainers to receive Training of Trainers certification and support to deliver downstream training to affected communities and community-based organizations in Libya

Resource links

Libya Floods Emergency response