Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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    Updated: 4 January 2016

    VASyR is the Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon aimed at gaining knowledge of their living conditions and informing decision-making on programmatic activities. It is a joint UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP multi-sectorial household survey conducted with the registered and awaiting-registration Syrian refugee population in Lebanon. VASyR is designed to give accurate, multi-sectorial vulnerability criteria of the refugee population for the implementation of humanitarian assistance and to enable humanitarian stakeholders to improve their programming and target assistance for the most vulnerable. This report summarises the results of the VASyR 2014 survey which provided an evaluation of the vulnerability situation of Syrian refugees one year after the original 2013 VASyR in Lebanon. It is based on interviews with 1,750 Syrian refugee households conducted in May 2014 .

Date of Dataset May 31, 2014-May 31, 2014
Updated 4 January 2016
Expected Update Frequency Never
Methodology Sample Survey
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The VASyR 2014 surveyed 1,747 Syrian refugee households that were registered or awaiting registration with UNHCR in Lebanon. The population was divided geographically into five regions – Akkar, the Bekaa Valley (Bekaa), Beirut-Mount Lebanon (BML), South Lebanon (South), and Tripoli + 53 – considering governorate administrative boundaries, operational areas and the number of Syrian refugees registered in each region (see Table 1). This approach is consistent with the Sixth Regional Refugee Response Plan and the 2015–2016 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan for Lebanon, and ensures the information is obtained at administrative and operational levels so that it may be used for decision making purposes. The sample was determined to be representative for each of these regions according to the following parameters: - Estimated prevalence of 50 percent - Desired precision of 10 percent Sample size per region is 345 households - Design effect of 3 Total sample for 5 regions is 1,725 households - Non-valid response households rate of 10 percent The household selection followed a two-stage cluster3 random sampling method proportional to the population size of refugees. In order to estimate the number of clusters as well as households per cluster, the following assumptions were made in accordance with statistical and operational considerations: - A minimum of 30 clusters per region. - Two people per household visit (forming one team). - Five households to be surveyed per day and per team. - Two teams per cluster per day.

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