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Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment of IDP Residing in Host Communities: Preliminary findings Education cluster presentation, Erbil May 2016

Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment of internally displaced population living outside camps in all accessible areas of Iraq.
16 governorates of Iraq assessed, based on accessibility and 4,573 households interviewed in total. Household level sampling using random GIS points based off IOM DTM data on IDP population size and respective location in Iraq. Data collection in Baghdad and Salah al-Din supported by Mercy Corps.
Key findings: 
The findings herein presented are as reported by beneficiaries and are solely on subsets of the population – e.g. households who reported that they could not afford basic needs inevitably have a lower confidence level. These thematic focus of the findings include: - Household profile - Demographic profile and Governorate of origin. - Education: Attendance rates, Children not attending school, Barriers to education and Costs of education. - Livelihoods: Coping strategies, Reasons for taking on debt. Most often cited priority needs overall were 1. food (75%), 2. employment (52%) and 3. medical care (45%).
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Feb 2016 to 31 May 2016
Draft / Preliminary Results
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Baseline data analysis
Population Type(s): 
Conflict affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
REACH Initiative
Participating Organization(s): 
Mercy Corps
Other location: 
Dahuk, Sulyamaniyah, Ninewa, Babylon, Baghdad, Diyala, Kerbala, Salah al Din, Wassit, Basrah, Missan, Najaf, ThiQar, Qadissiya and Muthanna