Rise has been pioneering access throughout the region for the past three years. Operating as a local organisation, Rise has assessed and responded in areas that no other international actors could access while facilitating coordination on the international level. With the current focus on information, Rise has been accessing key strategic locations and building relationships with all relevant actors, stakeholders and beneficiaries and sharing its findings with relevant partners.
Aid organisations generally lack the information resources for early warning and displacement projections. Rise Foundation, using years of experience, trusted local partners, key informants and regular field visits, is providing swift and accurate insight into the unknowns. From this information, Rise has been conducting its own independent analysis of the facts resulting in greater contextual understanding and information dissemination.
Although primarily providing contextual overviews and recommendations, Rise has extensive experience in conducting rapid assessments (protection and multi-sectoral needs assessments) and has operated as the protection cluster’s focal point for the Rapid Protection Assessment throughout Ninewa province. Our staff are trained in the use of rapid assessments and work regularly with key informants and conduct focus group discussions.
Reliable, detailed maps are essential to building an understanding of the context and situation in operational areas. Rise collects information from multiple local sources and creates annotated, user-friendly maps that have proven to be a valuable resource for humanitarian and development partners.
Political uncertainty and ethnic, tribal, and religious divisions will pose grave challenges in a post-ISIS Iraq. Populations in newly re-taken areas are controlled by a number of different armed actors and split between IDPs, returns, and remainees, opening the door to a wide range of protection concerns. Rise has unique insight into these concerns in hard to reach areas and is able to advise humanitarian partners on specific advocacy points.