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Muqur District (Badghis Province) Rapid WASH Needs Assessment


51 communities from Sangi Atash Cluster, Muqur District, Badghis Province, were included in the WASH RNA. A sample of 200 households were selected for the sample, from a total of 14,119 households in Sangi Atash. This was based on a confidence level of 90%. Households in all 51 communities were sampled proportionately to ensure representation across all 51 communities. The Rapid Assessment (RAF) Form from the WASH Cluster WASH in Emergencies (WinE) Guidelines document was used to inform a household survey document. The results of the survey are summarized in the RAF.

Key findings: 

Notable Results
- 91% of respondents stated that they or someone else in their household had experienced diarrhea or stomach problems in the last 2 weeks.
- 83.5% of people rely on unprotected water sources for drinking (stream/river/pond)
- 100% of people have less than 5 litres of water per person per day
- 86% of people spend more than 30 minutes collecting drinking water per day (average of 4-5 hours)
- 45% of people do not have a narrow necked container for collecting drinking water
- 85% of people are practicing open defecation
- Women must wait until the evening or be accompanied by a male family member to relieve themselves
- 4% of households possess soap
- 0% of people are washing their hands with water and soap (or a substitute) after contact with faeces and before contact with food
- 32% of people have access to bathing facilities, however 0% of these are considered private
- 2% of households are storing and preparing food safely

Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
06 Feb 2018 to 08 Feb 2018
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
World Vision International
Participating Organization(s): 
United Nations Children's Fund
Other location: 
51 communities