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Hard-to-reach settlements quick multisector needs assessment


The overall objective of the given assessment is to analyse the humanitarian multisector needs of the conflict-affected population residing in hard-to-reach settlements located at the contact line in GCA of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Ukraine.
- Evaluate the access of the affected communities to basic public services and income sources;
- Identify the needs/vulnerabilities of the affected communities to develop further response;
- Verify the relevance of an intervention in the hard-to-reach settlements in GCA;
- Identify stakeholders and other humanitarian actors present in the assessed area in order to coordinate humanitarian efforts and prevent overlapping;
-Identify local focal points for building a communities network to be used for further programming and security assessments.
- Make recommendations based on findings.


Qualitative data collection was ensured by means of focus groups (one per location) with the hard-to-reach settlements’ residents and semi-guided interview with the local authorities, volunteering groups (where applicable) and different groups of the communities’ representatives separately. In total, 15 focus groups were conducted in the 15 locations assessed
Quantitative methods were applied to collect data through individual questionnaire-based interviews (see questionnaire template in annex) with hard-to-reach settlements residents aiming to cover a representative sampling of the total number of households, including different age and gender groups. KoBo Toolbox has been used for collecting and analyzing data in the field. Its computer version (available on Adroid and iOS) replaced paper forms. It facilitated data analysis (automatically regrouped data in the same file), minimized errors and saved the time.

Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Oct 2017 to 31 Oct 2017
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Première Urgence Internationale
Donetska Oblast
Luhanska Oblast
Other location: 
area along the 'Contact line'
Monitoring and Evaluation