World Food Programme: Migration Pulse

The Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) commissioned RIWI as the web survey service provider for the Migration Pulse, a comprehensive and in-depth study of migrants in Libya. Of particular importance for this project was the anonymity RIWI technology ensures respondents and WFP alike, as well as the capability to reach vulnerable migrants who otherwise would not actively self-select to participate in traditional data capture.

As the situation inside Libya becomes increasingly more unstable, yet migrants from near and far are choosing the country as either a transit country or escape from their home countries, ensuring it is crucial to monitor trends and effects on the needs of migrants. WFP set out to measure levels of food insecurity amongst different migrant groups to assist with their service and aid delivery in-country.

After a successful pilot of this survey in 2018, RIWI collected 2,545 completed surveys from people originating from 36 countries who were in Libya at the time of the survey. Questions ranging from the challenges migrants face, to the number of meals eaten per day, to the types of assistance most desired were asked in addition to a variety of demographic indicators in order to measure the vulnerability of various groups. See more of WFP’s analysis and findings from this project in the Migration Pulse report.

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