03 Dec 2015

Medair - Multi-Sector Rapid Needs Assessment among Conflict-affected Populations on Sinjar Mountain

On November 5-7th, a rapid multi-sector needs assessment (RNA) was conducted of conflict-affected households living among informal settlements on Sinjar Mountain. The assessment teams identified Food Security and access to Health Services as the two highest priority unmet needs from respondents across four separate locations assessed. In the context of the subsequent military campaign to recapture Sinjar city, and looking at both the current and projected needs from an increasing population in the Snuny Sub-District, Medair recommends immediate Health interventions to address critical gaps in service. Specifically, Medair has identified opportunities, with support from the Directorate of Health-Ninewa (DoH-Ninewa), to operate mobile medical units to support current health posts on Sinjar Mountain and assist with the rehabilitation of Primary Health Care Centers (PHCCs) north of Sinjar Mountain to resume healthcare services in the area. In addition, Medair also seeks to support and augment DoH services resuming in Sinjar City and its neighboring villages with mobile medical support and the rebuilding of critical health care facilities in the heavily damaged area.

Please find the complete needs assessment report attached below.

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