Antigua and Barbuda

Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) – Antigua, Hurricane Irma Response, Return Intention Survey 20-21 November 2017

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The DTM in Antigua and Barbuda assessed evacuation centers (collective centers) primarily through the site assessment component which includes visits, observations, physical counts and key informant interviews. This Return Intention Survey captures essential information on the population including their intentions and perceptions to obtain a comprehensive view of the displaced population and provide targeted assistance to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) remaining in evacuation centers. This report includes data collected during the period of 20-21 November 2017. A total of 44 households (193 persons) volunteered to interviewed. The total number of individuals at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground (SVRCG) was 146 individuals and the National Technical Training Centre (NTTC) 105 Individuals. 34% of households have indicated that their former residence was destroyed by Hurricane Irma, 27% reported that it was severely damaged and for 39% of households it was partially damaged. In terms of main problems encountered while living in the collective center, 31% have indicated that a lack of access to water is the most important issue encountered. 30% of registered households have indicated their desire to return to their area of origin. 48% have indicated that they want to remain in the collective center they reside in for the time being. 9% correspond to migrants who wish to return to their countries of origin.

KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

  • 2 active centers were assessed by 7 DTM enumerators.
  • 44 households (corresponding to 193 individuals) volunteered to be interviewed by IOM enumerators.
  • The total number of individuals at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground (SVRCG) was 146 individuals and the National Technical Training Centre (NTTC) 105 Individuals.
  • 59% of interviewed households have indicated being owners of the house they resided in before the hurricane, 23% indicate to be renting it.
  • 34% of households have indicated that their former residence was destroyed by Hurricane Irma, 27% reported that it was severely damaged and for 39% of households it was partially damaged
  • 80% of households have indicated being brought to the shelter by an organized movement from the government.
  • In terms of main problems encountered while living in the collective center, 31% have indicated that a lack of access to water is the most important issue encountered.
  • 30% of registered households have indicated their desire to return to their area of origin. 48% have indicated that they want to remain in the collective center they reside in for the time being. 9% correspond to migrants who wish to return to their countries of origin.
  • 68% of interviewees intend to repair their homes. These households are also relying on savings, as well as on support by the government and the general humanitarian community to rebuild or repair their homes.
  • 73% of households have indicated housing as their most urgent need in their area of origin.
  • 31% of households have indicated roofing sheets as the most required shelter material in the area of origin..
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