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Baidoa IDP Settlement Assessment


Baidoa, or Baydhabo as the city is locally known, is a strategic town in south-central Somalia and the capital of the Bay region of Somalia; situated approximately 250 kilometres west of Mogadishu and 240 km southeast of the Ethiopian border. The city is traditionally one of the most important economic centres in southern Somalia, conducting significant trade in local and imported cereals, livestock and non-food items.
The combined effects of drought and on-going crisis in Bay and surrounding areas have had a harmful impact on economic stability and livelihoods, leading to a chronic humanitarian situation and major displacements of population


Based on the needs raised by humanitarian actors and the influx of IDPs in the area, the assessment targeted all IDP settlements in Baidoa for Key Informant Interviews and a sample of 54 Settlements for the household surveys. Facility mapping targeted services in or available to IDP settlements.

Key findings: 

The Baidoa IDP settlement assessment report reflects the findings from a multi-cluster needs assessment of 168 IDP Settlements in Badioa. Data collection was conducted from 3rd April to 18th April 2017, through 639 household interviews, 168 key informant interviews (KIIs), facility mapping and spatial analysis in IDP settlements in Baidoa.
72% of households in the IDP settlements are caring for children under 5 years, which implies more vulnerability in the settlements as household resources become strained. Of the households with children (95%), 4% reported to accommodate unaccompanied or separated children.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
03 Apr 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Participating Organization(s): 
Danish Refugee Council
Cooperazione Internazionale
Somali Youth for Peace and Development
International Organization for Migration
Norwegian Refugee Council
Save The Children
World Vision International