no-show rate

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Some 8,000 Syrian families received blankets and stoves in Lebanon. A notably high no-show rate, up to
50 per cent, has characterized distribution of these items perhaps reflecting onward movement or a preference to cash assistance.
What could be meant by " a no-show rate" here please?
Source: Syria and Iraq Situations - UNHCR
  • Glasguensis

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    English - Scotland
    It means the number of people who didn't come to claim the articles. Typically there is an activity of identifying how many people need/want the material, then the material arrives and is distributed. The no-show rate is the number of people originally identified who in the end didn't get the material.
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