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Inter-Agency Vulnerability Assessment in Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts of Ukraine


- To identify any remaining gaps and critical needs in humanitarian response, especially along the Contact Line
- To identify people’s vulnerabilities to subsequent shocks because of the impact of the conflict or displacement
- To identify individual and community resilience to cope with the impact of the conflict or displacement
- To identify challenges and opportunities for aid actors to effectively intervene through humanitarian and early recovery assistance


The study adopted a mixed-methods approach to gather data on its research questions. A household survey helped collect data that is statistically representative of the average household in each oblast, with representation to households living near the contact line and by urban and rural areas. Respondents were profiled by gender to understand if and how responses vary by gender during the analysis.
The household-level survey was supplemented with a qualitative component comprising of a set of focus group discussions (FGDs) carried out with particularly vulnerable population groups, which helped further contextualise and triangulate household survey findings. In addition, price monitoring and market assessments were continued together with the Cash Working Group (CWG) in key strategic urban and rural centres as identified by partners, to contextualise and nuance an understanding of access to markets livelihoods-based findings, as well as further
identify opportunities for cash-based assistance in an increasingly early recovery setting.

The study followed IASC Policy on Gender Equality in humanitarian action describes specific actions each body or effort of the IASC should take to ensure gender equality is fully mainstreamed into humanitarian programs. To ensure gender equality programing in multi sectoral needs assessments and the identification of humanitarian priorities age, needs assessments need to be based on sex and disaggregated data and gender analysis of that data.

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Assessment Date(s): 
01 May 2016 to 31 Aug 2016
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Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Humanitarian Country Team
Participating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
World Food Programme
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
United Nations Children's Fund
World Health Organization
HelpAge International
People in Need
Norwegian Refugee Council
Right to Protection
Donetska Oblast
Luhanska Oblast
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