Rapid Needs Assessment
LRF mobilized its field teams to assess flood situation and the losses in its program areas. To have an informed response and scale of interventions, the Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) was conducted in flood-hit areas of Sindh including Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Dadu, Sanghar, Khairpur, Noshero Feroze, Umerkot and Thatta districts. RNA was also conducted in Lasbela district of Balochistan and Rajanpur district in Punjab province which was financed by Save the Children.
A mix methodology was adopted comprising of the collection of qualitative and quantitative data through community based FGDs, KIIs with activists, departments, personnel of NGOs and INGOs, coupled with field-based Physical observations.RNA was conducted with the help of 125 Enumerators led by a NRA Coordinator for each district who attended a 3-Day Training Workshop before going into field.
A Rapid Needs Assessment Report was produced and was shared with development partners and government departments in Sindh with whom LRF has signed MOUs such as School Education & Literacy Department (SE&LD), Social Welfare Department, Women Development Department, and Sindh Child Protection Authority.