Rapid Needs Assessment – Ribat and Khashabi Farms, Dara'a - 26 February 2017

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Location Assessed

Ribat and Khashabi, Dara’a sub district, Dara’a Governorate


  • 22 household assessments, selected via snowballing methodology in both camps.

Key Findings (bullet points)

  • Ongoing airstrikes and intensified conflict dynamics in Dara’a Al-Balad caused IDP movement from Dara’a City and Dara’a al Balad to towns and farms such as Saida, Sahwa, Tiba, Nasib, Karak, Kahil, Jizeh, Hit, Shiah Farms, Nakhleh Farms and the southern western Farms.

  • The farms surrounding Dara’a now host an estimated 1300 new IDP families, displaced over the past two weeks. This is nearly double the number shared in the report dated 14 February 2017.

  • More than 357 households were reported in Ribat and Khashabi farms, Southern western of Dara’a, during the days before the assessment.

  • Enumerators mentioned that hygiene NFIs and shelter items to seal off damaged buildings are in greatest demand. IDPs identified their needs as follows:

    • Shelter (24 respondents, 80%)
    • Food (4 respondents, 13%)


In the past two weeks, intense conflict has been reported in Dara’a city and the Dara’a al Balad area, especially in Manshiya neighborhood, of Dara’a City. Airstrikes, barrel bombs, and missiles have forced civilians to flee the city, largely to areas in the eastern part of Dara’a governorate. Displacement has continued over the past week, with the majority of IDPs moving to towns and rural areas outside of Dara’a city, where humanitarian needs are high and access to basic services is limited.

IDPs moved into existing tents, sharing with three or more families in many instances. No new tents were available, and many tents are self-made.

Basic goods are in short supply leading to inflated prices that many residents cannot afford. There are no markets in the camps, and people must travel to nearby villages for basic needs.

CARE data enumerators conducted a two-day assessment on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2017 in Ribat and Khashabi Farms, targeting IDPs displaced over the last two weeks, in order to identify any new IDP needs.

5 IDP respondents (17%) had been displaced during the last 1-2 weeks, with 22 (73%) displaced during the last 2-4 weeks. 3 (10%) were displaced over a month ago. Most IDPs had been displaced three or more times (22, 73%)

All IDP respondents and respondents represented IDPs displaced from Dara’a city and Dara’a Al-Balad.