Four months after heavy rainfall caused extreme flooding and mass evacuations in Mozambique’s Zambezia Province, the vast majority of displaced families continue to reside within relocation sites. The National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) coordinated the initial rescue and relief operations with the provincial Emergency Operation Center (COE) in Zambezia and has transitioned into the recovery phase while concluding the process of allocating land plots to internally displaced families (IDP) within established relocation communities.
In order to support these on-going recovery efforts IOM has implemented the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in the most affected districts of Zambezia Province. The DTM is a data collection system that allows tracking and monitoring of displaced populations with the objective of providing timely information on the population to the Government of Mozambique and the humanitarian community.
During the second round of DTM data collection, IOM continued to work in close collaboration with INGC and partners Concern, Welthungerhilfe and World Vision, to conduct site assessments at 46 relocation sites within the districts of Maganja da Costa, Mocuba, Namacurra, Nicoadala, Mopeia and Morrumbala.
The multi-sectoral assessments enable IOM to monitor trends in population movements as well as the actual conditions at each site. Monitors conducted site interviews with community leaders, observed site conditions and surveyed focus groups with IDP representatives at each relocation site. The DTM will continue with a door to door registration activity which will provide more specific demographic information for each assessed site. Finally, a final round of site assessments will take place in July.