AFAR REGION - KEY FINDINGS
LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 48,337 displaced individuals comprising 8,816 households in 54 displacement sites were identified in AFAR region. These figures represent a decrease of 5,243 in the total individuals (-9.79%) a decrease of 98 households (-1.10%) and no increase in sites since round 12 July/August 2018. 20.37% sites opened in 2017 and 1.85% opened in 2018. Climate factors were the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 33.92% of the displaced population.
DEMOGRAPHICS: 48.91% of displaced individuals were female and 51.09% were male. 56.67% were younger than 18 years old. 6.52% were over 60 years old.
SHELTER: 21 sites reported that over 25% of households were living in shelters that were below regional and cultural standards.
WASH: Only 2 sites meet SPHERE standards of access to over 15 liters of water per person per day. 42 (77.78%) displacement sites reported having no latrines.
FOOD, NUTRITION AND LIVELIHOODS: 3 (5.56%) sites, representing 2,428 individuals, reported no access to food. 87.04% of sites reported that IDPs did not have access to income generating activities.
HEALTH: Malaria was the primary health concern in this round of data collection with 18 sites reporting this.
EDUCATION: In 3.70% of sites 50% or less of the children on site are attending formal primary school. Formal primary school education is available at 90.74% sites. Alternative basic education (ABE) is available at 2 sites.
COMMUNICATION: 57.41% of sites reported that Families/Friends were IDPs primary source of information followed by Site Management at 22.22% 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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