A Report on Rapid Shelter Assessment in Damboa - 24 December 2016
As of 21 December 2016, the Shelter team of IOM Maiduguri undertaken a preliminary and general shelter assessment in Damboa. The assessment conducted by the team follows an approach to work based on age, gender and socio-cultural diversity present in the IDP location. This assessment should eventually contribute to a better information and documentation of all stakeholders on the impact of interventions and responses to the affected population, the gap identified, prospects and action to follow up in conjunction with the beneficiaries. The main sectors and Items addressed during this assessment are related to aspects of emergency shelter and WASH.
The ongoing and potential influx of IDPs into Damboa would see an increased need for humanitarian aid, particularly in the sectors of Shelter, where gaps to be identified by the sectors. Due to the high levels of shelter insecurity and the high occurrences of inadequate shelter IOM has selected Damboa for assessment.
The objectives of the assessment are to:
- Identify the emergency Shelter needs and gaps for the most vulnerable IDPs within Damboa area;
- Serve as basis for more in-depth Shelter assessment and further project design.
Data collection in the field was carried out through key informant interviews, and field observations together with IDPs in Damboa.
- Visit of infrastructures (direct observation)
- Discussion with IDP representatives
- Discussion with military commander
3.1 Key Informant Interviews:
The key informant (KI) interviews were carried out on 21 December 2016. KI interviews were conducted with IDPs within the camps, each representing a different cluster of households. The interviewees were selected according to their availability. All IDPs interviewed had been living in the area for a sustained period of time. The majority of those interviewed were men. The average size of families consisted of 7+ persons.
3.2 Field Observation:
The team also made random observations to assess the general living conditions and availability of space for shelter construction.
The current situation of IDPs is very volatile, with many new IDPs coming and predicted to arrive to Damboa in near future. The total number of IDPs is likely to have increased citing the need to provide enough shelters.
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