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North West Syria Needs Assessment (A Visual Analytics Report)


The results of the 2018 January North West Syria Needs Assessment (NWSNA) revealed that 85% of the IDPs in Idleb governorate are food-insecure, 90% of them have issues with their shelters, 85% of them have various problems with non-food items, over 90% of the children of the displaced did not receive any education services, and vastly varying classes of health problems impacting the IDPs, for instance respiratory infectious disease was the most concerning class for all IDPs, in addition to overload cases of child diarrhea.
In summary, overcrowded settings, lack of shelter, more than 54% of the children don’t have access to vaccination, the majority of population are getting just 2 meals a day (risk for malnutrition due to the low calories intake), third of the population are IDPs, the communicable and non-communicable diseases are the highest morbidities while the war-related cases and heart diseases are the main cause of mortality, the hospitals are the most common places to get the health services, the average distance for the health facility is 5.7 km which is about the standards but details about the distribution are needed, inadequate medical supplies, and interrupted nutrition practices and interrupted WASH services.


The main source of data for the NWSNA analysis was from original data (Key informants) collected through a digital poll (Through KOBO). The survey was designed to present an estimate that is representative at a sub-districts level, concentering largely the IDPs. In addition, the survey divided to be a multi-sectoral approach developed by several NGOs. The survey was not intended to be a concrete statistical study, yet it essentially to bear marks on diverse segments impacting the IDPs.
This overflow of the IDPs, started in the middle of October 2017, GoS forces backed by its allies' militias had launched a military ground offensive against what were OAGs-held territories of Hama eastern and Aleppo southern countryside. The offensive forces managed to advance within the area passing Al-Hejaz railway in Idleb province and capturing wide areas in Idleb eastern and southeastern countryside after controlling Hama eastern and Aleppo southern countryside. This ground attack alongside with the heavy GoS/GoR aerial bombardment prompted a huge IDPs wave towards the northern and western countryside of Idleb province.

Informe de evaluación: 
Cuestionario de evaluación: 
Publicly Available
Datos de evaluación: 
Publicly Available
Fecha(s) de la evaluación: 
20 Mar 2018
Estado de la evaluación: 
Report completed
Método de recolección: 
Key Informant Interview
Tipos de poblaciones: 
Personas desplazadas internamente (PDI)
Comunidades receptoras
Cluster / Sectores: 
Organización(es) líder(es): 
Qatar Red Crescent Society
Organización(es) participante(s): 
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation
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