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Table 1 Humanitarian needs (January–February 2016) and assistance received (October 2015–January 2016)

From: Are cash-based interventions a feasible approach for expanding humanitarian assistance in Syria?

  Overall By risk level Risk level comparison p value
High/moderate Acceptable Low
(N = 400) (N = 100) (N = 100) (N = 200)
Number Point 95% CI Point 95% CI Point 95% CI Point 95% CI
Humanitarian vulnerability and needs profile
 Household type
  Affected 173 43.2% [32.6,54.6] 43.0% [22.6,66.1] 44.0% [23.0,67.4] 43.0% [29.0,58.2] 0.205
  Displaced 106 26.5% [18.6,36.3] 13.0% [7.0,22.9] 39.0% [27.0,52.5] 27.0% [15.7,42.4]
  Returnee 121 30.2% [18.4,45.5] 44.0% [24.7,65.3] 17.0% [7.9,33.0] 30.0% [12.6,56.1]
 Households reporting asset sales in the month preceding the survey 138 34.5% [25.8,44.4] 42.0% [26.2,59.6] 28.0% [21.4,35.7] 34.0% [20.5,50.7] 0.770
 Households reporting borrowing money or receiving credit in the month preceding the survey 235 58.8% [52.9,64.4] 53.0% [39.7,65.9] 64.0% [56.7,70.7] 59.0% [50.9,66.6] 0.325
 Households reporting lack of food or money to buy food in the preceding month 283 70.8% [62.0,78.2] 68.0% [59.8,75.3] 66.0% [56.2,74.6] 74.5% [57.5,86.3] 0.451
 Households reporting any unmet need 398 99.5 % [97.9,99.9] 99.0% [93.4,99.9] 99.0% [93.4,99.9] 100%   0.337
 Highest priority unmet need
  Food 295 74.1% [66.3,80.6] 66.7% [59.4,73.2] 74.7% [62.3,84.1] 77.5% [63.3,87.3] 0.761
  Non-food items 51 12.8% [8.5,18.8] 19.2% [12.2,28.8] 14.1% [7.7,24.6] 9.0% [3.9,19.5]
  Health 21 5.3% [3.5,8.0] 4.0% [1.6,9.6] 7.1% [4.1,12.0] 5.0% [2.5,9.7]
  Water and sanitation 10 2.5% [0.9,6.6] 4.0% [1.2,12.5] 1.0% [0.1,6.6] 2.5% [0.5,12.1]
  Others 9 2.3% [1.1,4.6] 2.0% [0.3,12.7] 2.0% [0.6,6.5] 2.5% [1.0,6.1]
  Shelter 8 2.0% [0.8,5.2] 2.0% [0.6,6.5] 1.0% [0.1,6.6] 2.5% [0.6,9.6]
  Education 3 0.8% [0.2,3.4] 1.0% [0.1,6.8] 0.0%   1.0% [0.1,7.3]
  Livelihoods 1 0.3% [0.0,2.0] 1.0% [0.1,6.6] 0.0%   0.0%  
Receipt of humanitarian assistance, October 2015–January 2016
 Households receiving any assistance 258 64.5% [55.6,72.5] 59.0% [38.6,76.7] 62.0% [46.9,75.1] 68.5% [56.6,78.4] 0.584
 Non-food items 87 22.5% [14.6,31.1] 21.0% [9.5,34.3] 25.0% [10.3,49.1] 22.0% [12.2,35.1] 0.846
 Food basket/items 237 59.3% [51.9,66.2] 57.0% [38.8,73.5] 53.0% [44.1,61.7] 63.5% [53.8,72.2] 0.401
  # of times received Mean 237 2.1 [1.8,2.3] 2.3 [1.7,2.9] 2.3 [2.1,2.5] 1.9 [1.5,2.2] 0.177
 Food vouchers 24 6.0% [2.1,16.3] 8.0% [1.1,41.2] 2.0% [0.3,12.7] 7.0% [1.7,24.5] 0.607
  # of times receiveda Mean 24 1.6 [1.4,1.9] 1.8 [1.8,1.8] 1 [1.0,1.0] 1.6 [1.3,2.0] 0.675
  Value of voucher receiveda Mean 24 99.3 [76.4,122.1] 113.9 [113.9,113.9] 161.5 [161.5,161.5] 80.7 [63.4,97.9] 0.063
 Unrestricted vouchers 10 2.5% [0.5,12.5] 1.0% [0.1,6.6] 0.0%   4.5% [0.7,23.7] 0.412
  # of times receiveda Mean 10 1.6 [1.3,1.9] 1 [1.0,1.0]   1.7 [1.4,1.9] 0.035
  Value of voucher receiveda Mean 10 102.8 [81.0,124.5] 127.1 [127.1,127.1]   100.0 [80.2,119.9] 0.139
 Unrestricted cash transfer 1 0.3% [0.0,2.0] 0.0%   1.0% [0.1,6.6] 0.0%   0.735
 Percent of household’s diet provided for by humanitarian assistance
  None 116 29.0% [23.1,35.7] 32.0% [20.8,45.8] 35.0% [23.7,48.3] 24.5% [17.5,33.2] 0.586
  0–24% 146 36.5% [30.7,42.7] 29.0% [21.0,38.5] 32.0% [24.7,40.2] 42.5% [34.0,51.4]
  25–49% 68 17.0% [12.9,22.1] 20.0% [15.3,25.8] 14.0% [8.3,22.6] 17.0% [10.5,26.4]
  50–74% 37 9.3% [6.5,13.0] 15.0% [9.4,23.1] 8.0% [4.3,14.5] 7.0% [4.1,11.8]
  75–100% 32 8.0% [4.9,12.8] 4.0% [1.6,9.6] 11.0% [5.0,22.3] 8.5% [4.3,16.2]
  1. aAmong households receiving this type of assistance; values reported in USD