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Key challenges and coping strategies of unaccompanied and separated children in Libya

The aim of this study is to improve understanding of UASC experiences in Libya with regards to mobility, access to services, protection risks, support mechanisms and migratory intentions in Libya, in order to inform humanitarian actors’ programming.
This study used a mixed methods approach combining: • A Libya-based qualitative component comprising (i) 134 semi-structured interviews with UASC sampled purposively and (ii) 43 Key Informant Interviews with people sampled purposively on the basis of their knowledge on the situation of UASC in Libya. • An Italy-based quantitative component comprising 152 structured interviews with UASC with a view to address the research questions, triangulate the data emerging from data collection in Libya and address the limitations deriving from protection and security constraints in data collection with UASC in Libya. Four focus group discussions (FGDs) were additionally conducted with staff from reception facilities to address the information gaps emerging from the limitations of the quantitative data collection. Qualitative data were analysed through the qualitative analysis software Atlas.Ti. Quantitative data were analysed through the quantitative analysis software R and through Excel.
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Ayah Al Zayat
Assessment Date(s): 
29 Dec 2017 to 28 Jun 2018
Field work completed
Population Type(s): 
Displaced population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Children's Fund
REACH Initiative