Garowe DOCC Monitoring Mission Report in Nugaal, 24-25 May, 2017



Following a request from the ministry of Interior for the distribution of NFIs to people affected by the drought, the Garowe DOCC coordinated a two-day Joint mission to Burtinle and Jalam to monitoring the humanitarian situation after a prolonged drought and recent rainfall. The mission too place from 24-25 May and was led by Nugaal Shelter Cluster coordinator from NRC and other participants included the Nutrition cluster focal point from UNICEF and the Protection cluster focal point from UNHCR together with HADMA. The mission covered the following locations: Kalkaal 1, Kalkaal 2, Ladan, and Faratooyo IDPs settlements, and Jalam village.

Meeting with Burtinle Mayor

The team met with the Burtinle district mayor Mohamed Abdi and officials of the City Council in their office. They provided brief updates on the humanitarian situation and the mayor mentioned that 42 villages come under Burtinle district and 80% of people are pastoralists whose livelihoods depend on their livestock. He added that the prolonged drought had a severe impact on the lives of thepeople and he mentioned that an estimated 3,000 drought affected households recently joined three IDPS in Burtinle town and a newly established IDPs settlement in Faratooyo village (15KM from South Burtinle) inhabited by an estimated 285 households. The mayor informed partners that an estimated 6,250 households (37, 500 persons???) are currently displaced within Burtinle district. These people are scattered in the 42 villages surrounding Burtinle. The major also added that the rainfall affected one household damaging their shelter in Jalam and there were also three children casualties who died due to floods in Raydable village.

Burtinle is also among the areas affected by AWD outbreak and resulted in 26 death cases. AWD cases are still being admitted in the Hospital.

Kalkaal1 IDPs settlement

Kalkaal1 IDPs settlement is in Burtinle town and the settlement was established in 2012. Approximately 430 households (2,580 persons) live in this settlement which was constructed by WVI. 300 households (1,800 persons) are newly displaced due to the drought have joined the IDPs settlement. However, the new IDPs lack shelter and other basic services. The settlement has permanent water pipeline from nearby boreholes but there is no health facility, causing IDPs to walk one and half hours to access the nearest the health center. There is a WVI supported mobile team providing health and nutrition services in this settlement on a weekly basis and the services provided include OPD and OTP services for IDPs populations. Similarly, there is no school in this settlement and an estimated 10% of children went to schools in the town which are a long-distance walk. Elders mentioned that 30 families (180 persons) received food from WFP supported program. No other humanitarian assistance has been received. GBV cases were not reported in this settlement, but the risk remains high as IDP women and children reported feeling vulnerable as they collect firewood from places outside the settlement.