Grand Nord SSHAP
Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform
Country of Study
Location of Study
Ebola affected and at risk areas in North Kivu and Ituri
Type of Study
Rapid social science evidence review and synthesis and rapid ethnographic research.
Rapid social science evidence reviews and synthesis, meshed with rapid in-country data collection and previous ethnographic research in key areas, and local and social media review
Key Focus of Study
Focal areas include: the operational context of North Kivu (particuarly the Grand Nord) including social, political and economic analyses; cross-border dynamics; care-seeking behavior and perceptions; mental health and psychosocial suppor; customary burial, funeral and mourning practices. In addition to the context briefs, there are a set of briefs focused on local and social media in North Kivu; a set of briefs focused on cross-border dynamics with neighbouring priority one countries; and a set of briefs that synthesise the social science and behavioural data being collected as part of the response over time.
Funding to support the Platform's response to Ebola in DRC and neighbouring high priority countries has been provided by the Welcome Trust and DFID.
Date when findings can be shared
When they become available; All studies are available on https://socialscienceinaction.org, Reliefweb and the ALNAP Helpdesk.
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