South Sudan

NFI and Emergency Shelter Assessment Report | Wau PoCAA, 21 - 22 April 2017


Situation Overview

A recent upsurge in violence beginning 10 April 2017 with heavy gunfire heard in the areas of Nazareth, Hai Biafra, Hai Khosti, Hai Jezera and Hai Motamadia. A number of civilians were reportedly killed and an estimated 8,000 people displaced in Wau town. IOM DTM teams are recording movement from collective centers to Wau POC and Cathedral.

Between 10 and 12 April, approximately 4,000 people arrived in the PoC. While conditions in the town had calmed by 11 April, IOM received reports of gunfire in south and west areas of Wau on the morning of 12 April and observed additional IDPs moving towards the PoC site along the following days. A total of 16,433 new arrivals have been recorded so far from 11-22 April 2017 joining more than 25,200 IDPs residing at the site. An additional 3,800 people arrived at the Cathedral site, which has been hosting nearly 8,000 people since June, 2016.

The situation in PoC and Collective Centers is being assessed, but remains very fluid with several arrivals and departures. Hence at this stage the only response is being requested is for Wau POC while other sites and situation is being observed.

Summary of Shelter/NFI Situation

Wau POC AA IOM DTM and camp management have conducted a population fixing exercise for PoC AA and Cathedral the 21 st and nd April that is still being analysed. The hold in fixing exercise is to ensure there is better understanding on the intention of new arrivals. The population count and intention survey will inform scale of NFI needs and requirements. It will also appraise IOM Shelter-NFI teams to device a longer term shelter strategy with an existing extreme congestion and limited space availability in the POC.

Previously, it was planned to build 20 communal shelters, but additional space has been selected so, the strategy has changed.

On Saturday 22nd , IOM Shelter/NFI has built 4 temporary communal shelters in the contingency area in Zone A for the relocation of the 320 IDPs (individuals) in the most vulnerable areas (latrines, drainages, water points and road junctions) that will occur on Monday 24 th . At the same time, 2 sheds have been built in the old market for cash-based programme as a daily transit area for the temporary relocations of the IDPs settle in the Distribution Site during the next days.
These constructions have been realized with the material already released by the first Pipeline Request (18/04/2017).

All sectors are coordinated, and for the next step, on Tuesday 25 th , IOM Shelter/NFI will start building 50 temporary communal shelters in the Distribution Site in PoC AA, that will allow the relocation of 4000 IDPs.

The shelter design and site planning have been developed considering the space and materials efficiency, as well as the basic functionality for the rainy season.

This request is based in the materials needed for the construction of the new 50 communal shelters, considering balance from the previous request.