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Nigeria: NRC Multi Sector Initial Rapid Needs Assessment to Damasak, Mobbar LGA in Borno State


Methodology is based on key informant interviews (KII), AGDM focus group discussions (FGDs) and structured direct observation (DO). The tools used are adjusted to the context and designed to triangulate information collected. Methodology design tries to capture maximum extend of information from multiple sources and taking into account views and needs of various groups in the population in shortest possible timeframe.

Key findings: 

Priorities stated at all interviews, and consistent with previous assessment:
1. Food (ICRC distributions are not enough as do not target all population; there are serious concerns if these distributions will not continue or expand to accommodate newly returned)
2. Basic NFIs (cooking utensils, personal hygiene items, especially for woman, jerrycans)
3. Drinking water supply expansion
4. Shelter
5. Education – school operation re-starting
6. Market operations re-starting
7. Livelihood (agricultural) inputs

Sample size: 
30000 HH Returnees
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
18 Apr 2017 to 20 Apr 2017
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Focus group discussion
Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Norwegian Refugee Council
Other location: 
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Nigeria: Complex Emergency - 2014-2021