Under its mandate to work with other active players on ground to ensure efficient and timely delivery of aid to people in need, Mercy Hands has contracted with UNICEF to conduct household assessment in eastern neighborhoods of Mosul city. The assessment is sponsored by UNICEF on behalf of a group of UN agencies, including UNICEF, UNHCR, and WFP.
The assessment targets families living in the poorest neighborhoods of eastern Mosul, primarily targeting children between 0 - 5, pregnant women, women headed families, families with elderly members, and those with disabled or/and ill members.
After a month of intensive training and planning, Mercy Hands launched the household assessment in April 4, 2017. 24 Assessment Officers (14 men and 10 women) are divided into 3 teams, each team conducts the assessment in 1 quarter in eastern Mosul. Over a period of 40 days, the teams will assess a total of 9300 household (55,800 individuals) for eligibility to be included in a cash support, as stated by UNICEF.