The assessment employed qualitative data collection instruments and secondary data analysis (mVAM, FSA, HNO, WFP market price monitoring). Data collection took place on February 13-14, 2018.
Focus group discussions (FGD) were conducted with the key informants, medical teams, government actors in Deir-ez-Zor including representatives from the Ministries of Supply and Trade, Social Affairs, with representatives from the SARC branch and with bakeries. The interviews included a mix of males and females beside representatives from sub-groups. A number of individual interviews were also conducted with key traders and households. The following topics/indicators were included in the survey:
- Food sources, consumption patterns, coping strategies, community-level priorities, shocks and livelihood/ income activities.
- Market volumes, flows, constraints and capacity, supply routes beside food stocks and prices.
- The impact the lifting of the siege had on market functionality, food availability and prices of main staple commodities through secondary information and FGD.
- Population estimation, food security profile, health,nutrition and sanitation through secondary information (FSA, HNO, mVAM).
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