The objective of this VAS report was to provide baseline data to map the basic needs and critical gaps of services in the payams, Wau North and South. Five bomas within these payams were covered, namely Block A-E. Reduced meals were used as coping mechanisms for food scarcity in all bomas. 49% of assessed water points were non-functional (117/238). 72% of assessed health facilities were operational with limited capacity (13/18). 69% of functioning health facilities operated without trained doctors. 91% of assessed schools were operational with limited capacity, 19% of which were secondary schools. The average dropout rate was 11% in 2017 and mainly due to conflict (48%) and migration (16%). The average student to teacher ratio was 37 to one.