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IOM Shelter Needs Assessment in Return Areas_Adamawa

The purpose of this assessment is to find out the following: - The nature of shelter needs in the areas of return - The types of accommodation / housing used traditionally in the targeted areas - The varying level of damage sustained by the houses of the affected population - The demographic profile of the affected population along with the socio-economic condition - The access to water and sanitation facilities - The condition of the markets and access to construction materials, skilled labor and financial agents - The capacity of the affected population for self-help and recovery Through analysis and evaluation of information obtained from the assessment, the report aims to provide programmatic insights for internal and external use. The findings from the assessment will be used to feed back into ongoing projects as to the selection of areas of intervention as well as contribute to the design and implementation of future shelter assistance targeted at the covered population.
With the affected population dispersed over a wide geographic area and residing in a variety of accommodation types, it was vital to choose a methodology and sampling strategy that could provide a baseline of useful information at both an operational and a programmatic level. The sample to be representative of 116,440 households would have been too large to cover and collecting a useful and representative sample in each of these LGAs would have required an immense logistical and financial operation which raised practical concern. In response, the sample size of 1,000 households was determined based on the human resource available for conducting the assessment as well as the time available for the purpose. The 7 LGAs in Adamawa were selected based on the severity of damage that households have experienced to their houses and property.
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Assessment Date(s): 
22 Aug 2017
Report completed
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Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
International Organization for Migration
Needs Assessment
Nigeria: Complex Emergency - 2014-2019