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South Sudan COVID19 Response Rapid Needs Assessment Report - Draft

  1. Identify the needs of most vulnerable groups during COVID-19 pandemic in South Sudan
  2. To provide an immediate and quick overview of the emergency situation and the immediate needs of the beneficiaries in order to identify the immediate impacts of the COVID19 crisis
  3. Use the Assessment data to advocate for the needs of persons with disabilities during the current COVID-19 crisis.
  4. Serve as a baseline for beneficiaries knowledge, attitude, practice and behavior towards COVID19

The COVID19 Response IRNA was carried out  between Wednesday May 6th to Monday May 11, 2020  among HI South Sudan beneficiaries and Disable People Organizations (DPOs) who have been either partnering or been trained by HI  . The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning unit of HI South Sudan carried out the survey.  5 data collectors comprising of 3 MEAL Staff and 2 programme staff were trained by the MEAL manager for the data collection but 4 data collectors comprising of 3 MEAL staff and 1 program staff participated in the data collection. The MEAL manager supervised the data collection.  The data collectors were assigned to locations where they understand the local languages to make it easy them to understand and interpret the questions for respondents accordingly.  

Key findings: 

IRNA survey was able to reach 83 respondents made up of 68 beneficiaries and 15 DPO’s disaggregated by age, gender, location and population status. The sample consisted of 47% female respondents with 11% caregivers, and 53% male respondents with 13% caregivers. Most of the respondents 90.4% were aged between 18 – 59 Years, with children at only 2.4%. A significant percentage of the respondents (46%) were from Yei, 15% from Juba , 13% from Torit and 8% from Yambio. Most respondents (91.6%) happen to come from the host community with only 6% IDPs and 2.4% returnees.

Assessment Questionnaire: 
Available on Request
Assessment Data: 
Available on Request
Assessment Date(s): 
06 May 2020 to 11 May 2020
Draft / Preliminary Results
Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Population Type(s): 
People with disabilities
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Handicap International / Humanity & Inclusion
Other location: 
Yei, Yambio, Torit