Syrian Refugee Crisis: Rapid Assessment Report

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Syrian Refugee Crisis: Rapid Assessment Report

Amman, Jordan – July 2012

Executive Summary

In response to the Syrian refugee crisis unfolding in Jordan, CHF International’s office of humanitarian assistance conducted a rapid needs assessment in the Northern Governorates of Irbid, AL Mafraq, and Amman, focused on understanding the shelter needs and overall livelihood security of Syrian refugees residing in CHF’s current area of operation. Utilizing a combination of survey instruments and focus group discussions, the assessment targeted Syrian refugees and host-family representatives in districts known to be accommodating large concentrations of displaced. A total of 68 individuals completed survey questionnaires; while a further 67 individuals participated in one of the five focus group discussions held across the target area. The surveys were designed to capture data on the general demographic profile of respondents, and focused on 3 principal themes—shelter arrangements, livelihood security, and education. Recognizing that the survey results derive from a limited sample population, the findings put forward in this assessment should be considered illustrative of the needs in the target area, and not used to extrapolate findings beyond the scope of the present study.  A comprehensive and more broadly representative survey would provide the basis for such conclusions.

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