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IRNA Mission to Kajo-keji_March 2020

  1. To assess the humanitarian needs of Returnees and Host population in areas of return.
  2. To establish the access routes and central points for humanitarian actions

Reference was made to the previous report IRNA report of June and December 2019 on Kajokeji and comparison made to current humanitarian situation while making reasonable projection of the developing humanitarian trends through observation; meetings, key informants, focus group discussions, Interviews in order to gather data for relevant clusters.

Key findings: 
  1. Expected massive returns from Uganda will exert more pressure on already strained basic services.
  2. Over 90% of returnees are housed by relatives or in schools. House occupancy is 5 people per tukul.
  3. 2 reported cases Women raped fetching cassava from fields.
  4. Access to markets limited as border to Ugnada remain closed
  5. Only 6 health facilities are functioning at minimum (5PHCUs and 1 PHCC) there are 6 health parners operating in Kajokeji.
  6. There are only 62 health workers of different caders across the County. ARVs accessed from Uganda.
  7. Only 46% (300) of the established 651 water points are functional. Access to sanitation facilities is below minimum standards. 
  8. Out of the 79 school across Kajokeji, only 17 are functional. Others are occupied by solders while other have been vandalized with about 1:34 teacher: pupil ratio. 
  9. There is low level of acute malnutrition in Kajo-Keji County. 5.0% of children aged 6-59 months were malnourished. On the other hand, 32 pregnant and lactating mothers were screened for acute malnutrition of which two (6.3%) were identified with acute malnutrition (MUAC <23cm).
Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Available on Request
Assessment Data: 
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Assessment Date(s): 
с 23 Мар 2020 по 28 Мар 2020
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Participating Organization(s): 
American Refugee Committee
Great Lakes Initiative
IMA World Health
Plan International
Support for Peace and Education Development Programme (South Sudan)
United Nations Children's Fund
World Food Programme
World Health Organization
Other location: 
Liwolo( Sokare), Kangapo I&II, Nyepo, Lire. All Bomas of the above Payams
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Needs Assessment