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Inter-Agency Rapid Assessment Report

Subject/Objective: 
The overall objective of the joint assessment mission was to ascertain the level of vulnerability and to look into specific areas, such as education, food security, protection, food security, nutrition and WASH in the liberated areas of Gulani LGA. Another goal was to inform the humanitarian community and the stakeholders on key areas of strategic priorities and to orient their strategy response through evidence-based decision making.
Methodology: 
The assessment team was divided in pairs by similar areas of interest. (UNICEF protection and WFP nutrition, WFP supply chain, FAO and UNICEF child protection, UNICEF education with UNHCR and UNFPA were also paired to have interaction through interviews with some community members. General observation of the physical conditions of the affected communities, markets, shelters, sanitation conditions etc. as well as physical visits to Health, WASH, Educational facilities and the local market. Secondary data were also obtained from the community leaders who remained in the community before and after the insurgency.
Key findings: 
Food Security: Need for food intervention for the coming (3) months.  Education: Urgent need for trained teachers, teaching and learning materials to be ensured  Protection: Households are reported taking turns and sharing basic personal and household utensils. They have returned to a very challenging existence requiring urgent interventions to meet their shelter needs. The children in these communities are in dire need of urgent psychological support.  Health and Nutrition: Increase health infrastructural facilities and improve man power capacity as well as arrest urgent cases of malnutrition.  WASH: Upgrading of existing Water Points in the 3 Communities, Construction of VIP Latrines in public places. To conduct CLTS and mass Hygiene Promotion activities
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Contact(s): 
Adebanjo Adegbolagun
adegbolagun@un.org
+234 703 172 0024 (Mobile)
Webspace(s): 
Assessment Date(s): 
25 Oct 2016 to 25 Nov 2016

Level of Representation

Village
Status: 
Report completed
Collection Method(s): 
Focus group discussion
Observation
Baseline data analysis
Field Interview
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Participating Organization(s): 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
World Food Programme
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children's Fund
Government of Nigeria
Location(s): 
Gulani
Theme(s): 
Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment