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Turkey: TRC - Intersector Vulnerability Study - April 2021

Status: Published 1 April 2021 - 1 April 2021
Not funded
Methodology: Published, widgets.needs_assessment.status.5
Methodology description: Using phone surveys, IVS collected data from 4.522 refugee households in Turkey. A team of 30 enumerators conducted interviews between August 2020 and February 2021. For secondary data, the PDM 8, 10 and 11 data collected by TRC on a quarterly basis and including similar questions as the IVS for debt, income, expenditures and coping mechanisms offered great opportunities for trends analysis over the last year. A core team of five social researchers, assessment and analysis experts conducted the analysis using different statistical and data processing packages. The severity index was calculated and tested in parallel of the descriptive analysis and results were reconciliated to identify the main characteristics of the households falling in each severity class.
Sampling: Random
Sampling size: 4.522 refugee households
Target population: Other Refugee Urban / Rural Population

Turkey: TRC - Intersector Vulnerability Study - April 2021

Status: Published 1 April 2021 - 1 April 2021
Not funded
Methodology: Household key informant interviews, Individual key informant interviews
Methodology description: Using phone surveys, IVS collected data from 4.522 refugee households in Turkey. A team of 30 enumerators conducted interviews between August 2020 and February 2021. For secondary data, the PDM 8, 10 and 11 data collected by TRC on a quarterly basis and including similar questions as the IVS for debt, income, expenditures and coping mechanisms offered great opportunities for trends analysis over the last year. A core team of five social researchers, assessment and analysis experts conducted the analysis using different statistical and data processing packages. The severity index was calculated and tested in parallel of the descriptive analysis and results were reconciliated to identify the main characteristics of the households falling in each severity class.
Sampling: Random
Sampling size: 4.522 refugee households
Target population: Other Refugee Urban / Rural Population
The IVS is an integral part of the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme funded by the European Union to support refugees in Turkey. It was planned and designed to provide regular analysis of unmet needs and how they evolve over time, across refugee population groups and geographical areas. Assessing and quantifying the humanitarian conditions of the refugee population was especially critical in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on vulnerable refugee households. This is the first time the IVS has been conducted in Turkey, and will be followed by additional updates in the future.

Main Findings
Both refugee households recipients from the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) assistance and nonrecipients are suffering the economic consequences of COVID-19 restrictions and their impact on livelihoods. Total debt and expenditures increased compared to the pre-pandemic period of COVID-19. This has seriously impacted the ability of refugee households to meet their basic needs, increasingly relying on food related coping strategies, borrowing money and spending savings.

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Sectors

  •  Basic Needs

Locations

  • Turkey

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