Periodic needs assessment


The ongoing conflict taking-place in Syria has instigated one of the most exacting humanitarian crisis in world history since World War II. According to the evaluation of overall humanitarian needs issued by United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs in 2015, humanitarian needs have risen ten folds since the onset of the Syrian crisis. The number of Syrian people in need of humanitarian assistance has reached twelve million and two hundred thousand people, five million of them are children. The Syrian crisis was responsible for the displacement of about ten million and eight hundred thousand people, seven million and six hundred thousand of them are IDPs; making the Syrian crisis one of the biggest displacement crises in the world.

The Information Management Unit (IMU) of the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) has conducted a comprehensive assessment study in order to assess public needs at the village level adopting a methodology similar, largely, to that of data collection and analysis methodology used in periodic monitoring procedures. This report was issued based on a three-month process of data collection that included Aleppo and its 13 sub-districts.

The main objective of this special assessment is to narrow down the circle of information into a smaller, more focused one, to understand the situation at hand more clearly. In addition to identifying areas of problem more specifically; which, in turn, can provide better guidance on how to direct needs more effectively compared to the regular, wide scale and more general assessments on the level of region or sub-district.

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