Research on Challenges faced by Adolescent Girls in Emergencies
17 June 2014 - 30 September 2014
Direct Observation, Focus Group Discussion, Individual key informant interviews, Secondary Data Review, Other
||The research/assessment is carried out in 3 different phases.
Phase 1: An initial “rapid” assessment is carried out with approx. 120-150 household of newly arrived refugees into the camps. From the questions where we receive the answer that girls have moved or are missing, we would identify 10 possible families that could be involved in more indepth questions
Phase 2: Carrying out of case studies and focus group discussions of a smaller group to triangulate information and ask more specific questions on access to services and to get an understanding of the services they are currently accessing or feel that they need.
Phase 3: Returning to the camp 6 weeks later to find out if the situation is still the same for the families that were originally captured in the assessment – it may be that some will have moved as there is a lot of transition during these phases. More focused group discussions would happen at this visit.
Population in Camp
Planned camps or settlements
Goal: To be able to identify and respond to the needs of adolescent girls effected by the Syria Crisis, both within Syria and in the surrounding countries.
Objectives for 2014:
• Adapt and field-test the rapid assessment tool for adolescent girls in emergencies.
• Identify geographical areas within each country to pilot and record information about the movements of adolescent girls during different stages of the response.
• Develop pilot programs for adolescent girls as a result of the information collected and focus group discussions analyzed.
Purpose of this assessment
Before a program begins, planners must first understand what girls are in their program area and approximately how many girls fall in each category. National and sub-national data can be useful for broadly understanding basic information about girls, but often more local, detailed information is unavailable. The assessment tool will help program planners enumerate and map households in which girls live in their program catchment areas.
Syrian Arab Republic