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Red Sea Rapid Assessment Report on the impacts of drought - 6 April 2018


The rapid assessment had the following objectives:

- To assess the impact of current drought on livelihoods and food security of the affected households
- Identify the immediate and intermediate needs of affected households in the drought affected localities


As the rapid assessment focused on exploring and describing the drought phenomenon in the drought affected localities (rather than making statistical inferences), purposive sampling method under non-random sampling approach was adopted in order to select four sample villages from four drought affected localities . In consultation with the local authorities (Ministry of agriculture, Animals’ Resources Directorate, agriculture extension department, HAC Red Sea State and Water Environment and Sanitation), one drought affected village from each locality was selected for the rapid assessment.

In selected four villages of four localities, Focus Group Discussion (FGD) tool was used in order to collect information on drought aspects in respective villages and localities. Around 15 participants including farmers, livestock owners and community leaders participated in each Focus Group Discussion. Along with FGD, Key Informant Interview tool was also used to have in-depth information on drought aspects in the locality. Local leaders and local representatives were selected as the key informants.

Assessment Report: 
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Assessment Questionnaire: 
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Assessment Data: 
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Assessment Date(s): 
03 Feb 2018 to 08 Feb 2018

Level of Representation

District / Province / Locality / County
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
Host communities
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
El Qaneb
Early Warning