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NWS Flood RNA January 2019


An inter-sector rapid needs assessment (RNA) to understand the population's needs in flood-affected areas in Idleb and Aleppo governorates was undertaken. Date collection was done by REACH and the Humanitarian Needs Assessment Program (HNAP), with cluster and OCHA support on technical elements.An inter-sector rapid needs assessment (RNA) to understand the needs of populations in flood-affected areas in Idleb and Aleppo governorates was undertaken. Data collection was conducted by the Humanitarian Needs Assessment Programme (HNAP) and data checking, cleaning and analysis was conducted by REACH, with clusters and OCHA providing support on technical elements. Findings presented in this factsheet are based on data collected between 15-20 January 2019, through a total of 182 key informants (KI) interviews, across 182 accessible camps, sites and communities. Data was collected at the camp, site and community level with enumerators interviewing one KI per location. KIs were selected based on their knowledge of the population and general expertise about the assessed locations. Findings have been triangulated using secondary data sources.

Key findings: 

The results of this assessment showed a critical need for repair and rehabilitation of infrastructure and social services impacted by the flood. 74% of KIs reported partial damage to roads/streets as a result of the flood, and a majority of KIs (78%) reported a high priority need for repair/rehabilitation of roads/streets. The flooding impact has exacerbated pre-existing conditions and needs. Access to education for school-aged children among the population in assessed locations was found to be challenging. KIs in 34% of assessed IDP camps/sites and communities reported that less than 50% of school-aged children were attending school, with the top barrier to education reportedly being children working/children having to work. This assessment also showed a critical need for winterisation support. Winterisation kits were reported a priority by KIs (68%) when asked of top educational needs. Similarly, winter clothing kits were reported by KIs (97%) as a top need when asked about and shelter and NFI needs.

Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
15 Feb 2019 to 20 Feb 2019
Draft / Preliminary Results
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Other location: 
North West Syria
Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment