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Developing a Profiling Methodology for Displaced People in Urban Areas (Case Study: Yemen)

Developing a Profiling Methodology for Displaced People in Urban Areas (Case Study: Yemen)

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Strengthening the humanity and dignity of people in crisis through knowledge and practice
Developing a Proiling Methodologyor Displaced People in Urban Areas
Case Study: Aden, Yemen
NOVEMBER 2011
 
Feinstein International Center 2
 
©2011 Feinstein International Center. All Rights Reserved.Fair use of this copyrighted material includes its use for non-commercial educationalpurposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and newsreporting. Unless otherwise noted, those who wish to reproduce text and image filesfrom this publication for such uses may do so without the Feinstein InternationalCenter’s express permission. However, all commercial use of this material and/orreproduction that alters its meaning or intent, without the express permission of theFeinstein International Center, is prohibited.Feinstein International CenterTufts University200 Boston Ave., Suite 4800Medford, MA 02155USAtel: +1 617.627.3423fax: +1 617.627.3428fic.tufts.edu
 
In 2010-11 the US State Department’s Bureau o Population, Reugees and Migrationunded research by the Feinstein International Center to develop a profling methodologyor urban migrants and reugees. The purpose was to capture a range o livelihood,integration and vulnerability data in urban settings, so as to enable comparisons betweenreugees and other migrant and non-migrant groups living in the same districts. Theresearch built on earlier studies by the principal investigator (Karen Jacobsen) and our partners, and sought to make the profling approach easily utilizable by operationalagencies.As part o developing the methodology, we conducted case studies in three urban settingsin key host countries. We collaborated with the ollowing local partners:Aden, Yemen – INTERSOSPolokwane, South Arica – Arican Center or Migration Studies, University o Witwatersrand, JohannesburgMae Sot, Thailand – International Rescue CommitteeThe goals o the case studies were to test and adapt the profling methodology, and togather data that would contribute to urban livelihoods programming. Each case includes acontextual background on migration to the urban setting, our methods, fndings, andrecommendations.The overview report o our study, which includes an introduction to profling, our conceptual ramework, and the main programming recomendations, can be ound here:https://wikis.uit.tuts.edu/conuence/display/FIC/Feinstein+International+Center.The ull profling methodology, including the survey, mapping and qualitative approaches,and toolkit (including the modules or a two-day training workshop) can be ound here:https://wikis.uit.tuts.edu/conuence/display/FIC/Feinstein+International+Center.
Acknowledgements
In Yemen, the ollowing people contributed to this report:The sta o Intersos, and especially Farida Abudan, Andrea Contenta, WeronikaMoscicka, Alessandro Guarino, Marco Procaccini, and Filippo Zandri.The enumerator team: Adam Nor, Abdulkarim Isaaq Mohamed, Abshir MohamedSagal, Amr Abdulatee Bin Majib, Anwar Ahmed Sharma, Faeza Fawzi Al Yafa,Hamdana Abdulaziz Dahir, Harun Mohamed Ali, Iidle Bishar Mohamed, NajmaOsman Mohammad, Ruwaida Abdullah Salim, Saad Hood Salim, Saf Ahmed Nagi,Sara Anees Al-Ashqer.UNHCR/Aden and Sana’a.Our consultant or the Feinstein Center, Prisca Benelli, oversaw the data collection andconducted preliminary qualitative interviews in June-July 2010.The principal investigator or the overall study was Karen Jacobsen. She, together withRebecca Furst-Nichols, the project manager, did the design, data analysis and reportwriting. Additional data analysis assistance came rom Anastasia Marshak and AshirulAmin. Sta at the Feinstein International Center, Tuts University, providedadministrative support.The study was ully unded by the US Department o State’s Bureau o Population,Reugees, and Migration.

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