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2018 Multi-Sector Needs Assessment


The 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview for Libya identified more than 1.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, out of which 170,000 were IDPs, 200,000 were returnees and 376,000 were non-displaced persons. The country is experiencing structural, political and economic pressures, exacerbated by internal displacement and the movement of large numbers of refugees and migrants through Libyan territory.

The 2018 Multi-Sector Needs Assessment aims to assess three groups of Libyans: IDPs, returnees, and the non-displaced population to provide an overall understanding of the most pressing needs and vulnerabilities, both within each sector and each mantika in Libya. The assessment will provide an update to the previous rounds of MSNAs, delivering updated information on needs and priorities for humanitarian actors supporting vulnerable communities in Libya, with the aim of contributing to a more targeted and evidence based humanitarian response. Identify multi-sector needs to inform o Key milestones documents such as the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) o The Libyan humanitarian response planning in general.


Data collection for the MSNA will take place from 15 July to 21 August 2018, surveying 4,569 households - 2,010 non-displaced, 1,425 IDPs and 1,134 returnee households - across 14 mantikas and the municipality of Derna. The mantikas surveyed are: Al Jabal Al Gharbi, Ajdabiya, Al Kufra, Al Jfarah, Benghazi, Derna, Ghat, Misrata, Murzuq, Sebha, Sirte, Tripoli, Ubari, Wadi Ashshati and Zawiyah. Findings are representative per population groups and per mantika with a confidence level of 95% and a margin of error of 10%. Following the household survey, a set of focus group discussions (FGDs) and individual interviews with People with Knowledge (PwK) on the MSNA research questions will be conducted to provide in-depth understanding and case studies on the vulnerabilities of particular population groups, as well as help further contextualise and triangulate HH survey findings.

A cleaned dataset, factsheets and a report will be published at the end of the assessment.

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Ayah Al Zayat
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Apr 2018 to 01 Oct 2018
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Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Key Informant Interview
Focus group discussion
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Host communities
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
REACH Initiative
Participating Organization(s): 
European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Inter-Cluster Coordination