Natural Disasters Update: Drought IDP Overview:
During the month of May, as per the initial reports obtained from ANDMA and DoRR, over 3,000 families were reportedly displaced from Ghor and Badghis provinces to Herat province. A joint assessment team consisting of IOM, WFP, IRC, ANDMA and DRC initiated assessment on 30 April that concluded on 08 May. 2,600 families were verified in need of humanitarian assistance that were assisted by IOM, WFP and UNICEF with provision of NFIs, tents and hygiene kits. Following the distribution, additional families started arriving to the IDP location. As per the decision of the PDMC and request from Badghis DoRR, the assessment was paused due influx of IDPs who were coming from the provinces after they got aware of the assistance in Herat.
Following the assessment by ERM in July, approx. 12,000 families were identified that included 2,600 families assisted in May 2018. ERM partners distributed cash assistance (AFN6,000) that was meant to cover the most immediate needs (food). Since the assessment was specific to cash assistance and multi-cluster needs and especially ES/NFI cluster specific needs were not identified; an assessment led by IOM was initiated on 01 August.
The assessment concluded on 02 August and identified 9,202 families (excluding 2,600 assisted in May) in need of NFIs, emergency shelter, food, WASH, sanitation, and health.
A response coordination meeting was held on 07 August and humanitarian agencies committed to initiate distributions. IOM committed to distribute NFIs and tents to 3,200 families, IRC and DRC committed to cover the needs of 320 families, UNICEF to cover NFI needs of 3,000 families, IFRC/ARCS and UNHCR committed to distribute tents and NFIs to 1,200 families.
Following formation of the site management WG in September, DRC, NRC, UNHCR and IOM was assigned as focal point agencies in specific settlements that were tasked to conduct profiling and mapping in designated settlements. The focal agencies have concluded verification in the settlements and have shared the latest data on the number of families and and the needs in each settlement. Following is the updated figure of the displaced families in 10 settlements;
21,086 families verified in 10 settlements
8,127 families have received NFIs and 4,092 families have received emergency shelter from IOM, UNHCR, IFRC, DRC, IRC and NRC
3,431 NFIs and 4,250 ES is committed to be distributed by UNICEF, NRC, CRDSA, DRC, MoRRD, UNICEF distribution will be commenced by ANDMA as of next week
Following the distribution of committed relief items by agencies, there will be gap of 9,528 NFIs and 11,997 Emergency Shelter
With the verification conducted by site management focal point agencies and agreement of the cluster members in Herat, the revised figures will serve as the basis for planning the ES and NFI response.
IOM Afghanistan's Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team initiated monitoring and registering inflows of newly arriving IDPs in Herat as of 09 September to 26 October.
Some of the most important findings of DTM flow monitoring and registration include:
- 19,990 IDPs were recorded, 18,094 (91%) of which are drought-induced.— 16,836 of those arriving IDPs (84%) intended to settle in Injil district, mainly in informal settlements in Shedaye.— 14,588 of those recorded intend to live in tents or in the open air (73%) - 12,181 arriving IDPs are from Badghis province (61%). - 13,541 arriving IDPs do not intend to return home (68%)