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1. To determine what education services are currently available in the affected areas.
2. What are the educational needs of school age children in and returning to the affected areas.
3. What barriers prevent current and returning populations from accessing these services.
4. What effect the crisis has had on secondary school children who have or are about to complete secondary education.


The assessment took place over a 4-week period starting on December 20th 2017, with primary data collection taking place from Sunday 7th to Wednesday 10th of January. The assessment was constrained by the closing date for a school break (January 12th) and by the need to formulate a proposal for ECHO

Key findings: 

Findings from the assessment are in line with secondary data which suggested that only 31 schools are functioning with a very limit resources3 out of 114 schools in the district. All open schools covered by the assessment were in urban areas with parents in rural areas also indicating there were no nearby schools available.
There is a lot of damage to infrastructure. Secondary data indicates that 21 schools4 were completely destroyed, and 15 others were partially destroyed. For assessed schools almost all classrooms need minor repairs and four out of the nine functioning schools report a proportion of their classrooms have been completely destroyed

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
15 Dec 2017 to 20 Jan 2018
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Norwegian Refugee Council
Al Anbar