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Ethiopia: Rapid Nutritional Assessment (RNA) on Flood-Affected Populations In Awsi-Rasu and Gabi-Rasu IDP Sites Afar Region [EN]

Subject/Objective: 

The main purpose of conducting the rapid nutrition assessment is to assess nutrition situation, particularly to know the total number of children and PLW affected/displaced as well as the proportion of malnourished individuals over the total number of IDP sites and health status of the worst affected flooding Woredas of Awsi-Rasu and Gabi-Rasu in order to verify whether flagged areas of concern obtained from the Regional early warning reports are actually affected and displaced population/areas and to see the need for conducting a standard emergency nutrition survey and trigger an immediate response.

Methodology: 

A total of six oriented health workers and three food security officers were deployed per each Woreda/IDP sites and over a three-day period conducted rapid nutrition assessment in all children aged 6 to 59 months and PLW using Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) tapes, children were also assessed for nutritional oedema.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Not Available
Assessment Data: 
Not Available
Operations(s)/Webspace(s): 
Assessment Date(s): 
13 Oct 2020 to 18 Oct 2020

Level of Representation

Governorate / State / Regional
Frequency: 
Other
Status: 
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Community
Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Focus group discussion
Observation
Field Interview
Other
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Children under 5
IDPs
Other
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Government of Ethiopia - National Disaster Risk Management Commission
World Food Programme
Location(s): 
Awsi (Zone 1)
Gabi (Zone 3)
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2020