Protection Monitoring Report - Dondo transit, accomodation and resettlement sites, May 2019

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 14 May 2019 View Original

This report is based on data collected by UNHCR protection monitors from 22 April 2019 to 02 May 2019 in transit sites, and accommodation and resettlement centres in Mutua-Chipinde area, EPC Samora Machel Mafambisse, EPC 1° Grau Chipinde, Campo Samora Machel, Mutua and Mandruzi.

Person with Specific Needs

One hundred forty two (142) respondents with Specific needs (PSNs) were identified amongst which seventy seven (77) were female and sixty five (65) male; 74 from EPC 1° Grau Chipinde, 48 from EPC Samora Machel Mafambisse, 11 from Campo Samora Machel and 9 from Mutua-Chipinde area.
Among the respondents, forty (40) were persons with disabilities, thirty one (31) were older persons unable to care for self, 30 Unaccompanied minor and Separated Children, twenty three (23) suffered from serious medical conditions, eight (8) were child mothers.

Protection Priorities

Of the interviewed IDPs, 62% of the respondents confirmed that targeted services for Persons with Specific Needs and in particular, child mothers, elderly persons, persons with serious medical conditions, persons with disabilities, 21% stated that measures have not been put in place to deal with issues related to unaccompanied and separated children including child headed households and child mothers. Other concerns included registration and documentation as raised by 12% of respondents, who may have never acquired any documents or lost them during the cyclone and 5% stated that family tracing and reunification was a concern for IDPs in Dondo.

Basic Needs

As situations in transit centers and accommodation sites continue being volatile, needs captured varied depending on availability of responsive structures and service provision. Respondents listed shelter (30%), food (28%), clothing and shoes (14%), education for children (7%) and livelihood activities (4%) as absolute minimum resources for long-term physical well-being. The lack of proper shelter alternatives and the fact that they are subjected to cohabiting exposes them to the risk of harassment, assault or exploitation and Sexual and Gender Based Violence.
As populations are still uable to engage in farming, they are overreliant on food distribution that often appears to be insufficient.
Finally, clothing remains a key concern for those who have lost all their belongings during the floods.