AFAR REGION - KEY FINDINGS
LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 53,580 displaced individuals comprising 8,914 households in 54 displacement sites were identified in AFAR region*. These figures represent an i n crease of 179 in the total individuals (0.34%) and no increase in the number of sites since round 11 (May/June 2018). 15.88% sites opened in 2017 and 0.00% opened in 2018. Drought was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 36% of the displaced population.
DEMOGRAPHICS: 49% of displaced individuals were female and 51% were male. 56% were younger than 18 years old. 7% were over 60 years old.
SHELTER: 17 sites reported that over 25% of households were living in shelters that were below regional and cultural standards.
WASH: Only 2sites meet SPHERE standards of access to over 15 liters of water per person per day. 47 (87%) displacement sites reported having no latrines.
FOOD, NUTRITION AND LIVELIHOODS: 4 (7%) sites, representing 3912 individuals, reported no access to food. 89% of sites reported that IDPs did not have access to income generating activities.
HEALTH: Malaria & Pneumonia was the primary health concern in this round of data collection with 18 sites reporting this.
EDUCATION: In 13% of sites 50% or less of the children on site are attending formal primary school. Formal primary school education is available at 50 sites. Alternative basic education (ABE) is available at 1 sites.
COMMUNICATION: 74% of sites reported that Families/Friends were IDPs primary source of information followed by Local Leader at 24% of sites. Figure 1 illustrates trends in stock totals of displacement in the region over time compared to recent displacement. Figure 2 shows IDP numbers dissagregated by cause over time.
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