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REACH NW Syria Rapid Needs Assessment

RNA conducted by REACH in north-west Syria, focusing on IDPs in host communities of Idleb governorate and surrounding areas (north-western Hama, western Aleppo). Population figures and data on IDPs’ multi-sectoral needs were collected between 24 and 31 May in 255 communities across 29 sub-districts. The RNA targeted communities with large IDP populations and those that have received high IDP arrivals over the last two months
Key findings: 
Demographics: • Overall, an estimated 1,207,295 IDPs were hosted in the 255 assessed communities as of the time of data collection. IDPs represent, on average, approximately 36% of the total population. • On average, 59% of IDPs in assessed communities were reportedly women or girls, and 56% of IDPs were younger than 18 years old. Shelter: • An estimated 206,907 IDPs were reported to be living in overcrowded shelters. • 94% of assessed communities reported inadequacies with current IDP shelters. Food & Livelihoods: • 68% of assessed communities reported issues with the functionality of food markets available to IDPs. • The most common problems IDPs reported facing were high prices (61%) and insufficient quantities of food (14%). Electricity: • 8% of assessed communities reportedly have no (regular) source of electricity. • Almost two thirds of assessed communities have less than four hours of electricity per day on average. WASH: • 14% of assessed communities report that less than half of their hosted IDPs have enough water to meet their needs. • 73% of assessed communities report sanitation issues, most commonly garbage in the streets and contamination from rats/pests. Health: • 24% of assessed communities report that IDPs have no access to health care in the community. • 96% of communities report issues with healthcare, most commonly a lack of medical facilities, lack of medicine/medical items, lack of medical personnel and lack of female doctors. Education: • 46% of assessed communities report that less than half of IDP boys or girls attend primary school. • 72% of assessed communities report that less than half of IDP boys or girls attend secondary school. Intentions: • KIs in 74% of assessed communities expected a large majority (more than 75%) of IDPs to stay within assessed communities in the next month. • Where IDP departures were expected, the most common intended destinations were host communities or camps within the same governorate
Assessment Report: 
Not Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Available on Request
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
24 May 2018 to 31 May 2018
Draft / Preliminary Results
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
REACH Initiative
Other location: 
Idleb Governorate and surrounding areas (north-western Hama, western Aleppo)
Syria: Crisis 2011-2019