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Somalia Tri-Cluster Asessment Fact Sheet: Kismayo Town


This factsheet aim to share with a broad audience a concise overview of the current situation in Kismayo


The methodology applied for this inter-agency assessment included four phases of data collection and analysis: primary data collection; secondary data review; remote sensing analysis; and spatial analysis and mapping.
Three tools were developed and used during the primary data collection phase:
1) Household survey questionnaire
2) Direct observation tool and
3) Settlement infrastructure mapping survey, which included interviews with key informants

Key findings: 

1) 84% of households with children enrolled in schooling reported paying school fees. Education actors should look to prioritize access and proximity to education facilities within and in the vicinity of
the displacement sites. Actors should further explore the cost of education and its relation to the population’s access.
2) Majority (92%) of children between the ages of 5 to 17 do not attend school throughout the settlements. Of households with children attending school, an average of 2 children, 1 male and 1
female were enrolled per household.
3) 89% of households felt their children’s education could be improved. Education actors must further explore this need and respond accordingly
4) Tri-cluster members should coordinate interventions to ensure that all settlements receive proportionate assistance to mitigate the risk of evictions and resource-based movements
5) The majority of IDPs in Kismayo are Bantus, a coastal minority clan often marginalized and may be considered the most vulnerable

Sample size: 
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Available on Request
Assessment Data: 
Available on Request
Assessment Date(s): 
23 Feb 2014 to 01 Mar 2014

Level of Representation

District / Province / Locality / County
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Displaced population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
REACH Initiative
Participating Organization(s): 
Somalia Education Cluster
Other location: