Data in Hot Zones

As a result of on-going armed conflict between ISIS and coalition forces, Iraq is now contending with one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. Over 8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance regionally and over 500,000 individuals have been displaced within Iraq alone. Displacement has led to systematic violations of civilian protection and basic human rights, interruptions to basic services, and placed severe strain on host communities.

The Impact Lab has initiated a regional data collection program to monitor the flow of displaced persons and to collect data on their needs and conditions. In this seminar we will discuss the results of two initial surveys at critical locations on the front lines of the ISIS conflict in Iraq--an 850 person survey of the displaced Yazidi population that now lives at Shariya camp and a 6500 person survey of the displaced populations living between Baghdad and Ramadi. We will also discuss the mobile survey technology that we deployed to implement the surveys and monitor results in real time.

The surveys focus on the health needs of women and children, food security, water and sanitation conditions, and indicators of economic security.


*Please use the H Street entrance upon arrival*

August 11, 2015 at 6pm - 9pm
World Bank
1818 H St NW
Room MC 7-100
Washington, DC 20433
United States
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Adam Azoff Helen Burns Katie Rashid Trevis Harrold Louise Bentsen Alessandro Ceretti

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