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IRNA Report: Wau (21-22 March 2016)


An Inter-agency Rapid Needs Assessment (IRNA) was conducted in Wau Town and surrounding areas on 21-22 of March to assess the humanitarian needs of the conflict affected populations.

Key findings: 

Fighting in and around Wau Town over the past three months has generated displacement and urgent humanitarian needs. Among the needs identified by the community were food, water, shelter and non-food items (NFIs). The malnutrition situation was also reported to be concerning, with an increase of acute malnutrition rates among children and pregnant and lactating mothers. Further, displaced community noted the need to enrol displaced children into existing schools before the commencement of final exams.
In regard to the ongoing tensions and security situation in Wau Town and surrounding payams, civilians reported ongoing harassment and killings.

Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Not Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
21 Mar 2016 to 22 Mar 2016
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Participating Organization(s): 
International Organization for Migration
Johanniter International Assistance
Solidarites International
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children's Fund
World Food Programme
World Health Organization