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A Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment (MCNA VI) was conducted to provide this analysis and inform the 2019 Iraq Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO). The MCNA VI was led by the Assessment Working Group and facilitated by REACH, in close collaboration with OCHA and the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG).
The enclosed national-level factsheets present key sectoral findings for each population group, while also highlighting areas where households faced simultaneous unmet humanitarian needs in multiple sectors as well as common combinations of sectoral need


A structured household survey was conducted amongst a representative sample of 12,261 conflict-affected households nationwide using multi-stage stratified cluster sampling, based on population data from IOM's DTM and ILA and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster. Data collection took place from 1 July to 3 September 2018, in partnership with 19 organizational partners.

Key findings: 

Key findings:

• Across all conflict-affected population groups in Iraq (IDPs, returnees, and non-displaced in recently retaken areas), 85% of households were found to be in need in at least one humanitarian sector. A breakdown by households’ displacement status reveals unmet humanitarian needs in at least one sector for an estimated 550,000 returnee, 210,000 out-of-camp IDP, 100,000 non-displaced, and 80,000 in-camp households, when projecting findings onto population figure estimates from OCHA and IOM.
• Households living in a few districts in Anbar and Ninewa governorates exhibited high levels of multi-sectoral needs regardless of displacement status. Nationwide, among the 2% of conflict-affected households facing simultaneous unmet needs in six or seven sectors, more than half currently reside in just three districts in Iraq: Telafar (25%), Falluja (15%), and Mosul (12%).
• Across all population groups nationwide, the average number of sectoral humanitarian needs was highest for out-of-camp IDP households in Telafar, Falluja, and Sinjar districts. Out-of-camp IDP households in these three districts faced, on average, more than 4 simultaneous sectors of unmet humanitarian need. Higher proportions of out-of-camp IDP households in these three districts were categorised to be in need in every single sector compared to national levels. A few pockets of concentrated need were also found for returnee households in Sinjar and Baiji districts, where the average number of humanitarian sectors of need facing returnee households was close to four.
• More than half of all IDP households living in formal camps were found to be have unmet humanitarian need in three or more sectors.

For more information download the Factsheets and the Final Report.

Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Jul 2018 to 03 Sep 2018
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Population Type(s): 
Host communities
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
REACH Initiative