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MIRA (Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment) in CAR


The Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) allows the Humanitarian Country Team in CAR to jointly achieve an enhanced understanding of humanitarian needs at the macro-level to inform on-going response in the immediate term as defined by the Emergency Response Plan (100 Day Plan), and to underpin the revision of the Strategic Response Plan. Due to the volatile nature of the situation, the MIRA’s findings will require updating as needs evolve. After this MIRA, in-depth sectorial assessments are required to establish the scale and of need and inform responses.
Due to the dynamic nature of the crisis, agencies should shift to monitoring systems that would allow them to respond to needs as they change.


The MIRA involved thorough literature review and data collection in the most affected areas of the country. Information outside of Bangui displacements sites was collected from December 24 to 28, 2013. A total of 307 leaders in 86 communities were interviewed, including urban areas in Bangui and Bossangoa. The assessment, which was coordinated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), with technical support from the World Food Programme (WFP), involved over 20 agencies. IOM provided the data on IDP sites, using Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) methodology.

Resultados principales: 

Ouham, Ouham Pende, Ombella Mpoko, Nana Mambere, Nana Gribizi and Bangui:

Health: provision of emergency health assistance, including medicine
Protection: ensuring security and protection for the growing IDP population in and out of sites
Food Security: ensuring access to food and livelihood assistance to some 1.3m people
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: emergency assistance to communities lacking the most basic water, sanitation and hygiene services

IDP sites in Bangui:

Immediate survival assistance in Food, and WASH assistance
Health: emergency heath support, health care for pre-existing conditions. The risk of epidemics is high
Security: IPDs will return home once the security situation gets better; in particular after the disarmament of armed groups
Communication: provide reliable information to a population that relies on word of mouth
Gender: The top priorities for women include protection-related issues and food

Tamaño de la muestra: 
3+ key informant interviews in 86 communities
Informe de evaluación: 
Publicly Available
Cuestionario de evaluación: 
Publicly Available
Datos de evaluación: 
Publicly Available
Fecha(s) de la evaluación: 
De 23 Dic 2013 hasta 30 Dic 2013

Nivel de representación

Estado de la evaluación: 
Report completed
Unidad de medida: 
Método de recolección: 
Key Informant Interview
Tipos de poblaciones: 
Todas las poblaciones afectadas
Organización(es) líder(es): 
Oficina de Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios de las Naciones Unidas
Programa Mundial de Alimentos
Organización(es) participante(s): 
Agencia para la Cooperación Técnica y el Desarrollo
Ombella M'Poko
Ouham Pendé
Otras ubicaciónes: 
Evaluación de las necesidades
Coordinación en el terreno