South Sudan: CCCM Cluster Bi-weekly Situation Report (16 - 30 September 2017)

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees, CCCM Cluster
Published on 30 Sep 2017 View Original

SITE UPDATES

National CCCM Cluster

CCCM cluster attended the Global CCCM cluster retreat in Geneva from 27 to 28 September 2017. In total, South Sudan was represented by eight participants from four agencies: three IOM, two UNHCR, two ACTED and one DRC. The team contributed to the global cluster strategy development and prioritization as well as sharing of experiences/practices with similar actors from all over the world.

Wau

PoCAA: CCCM completed a major milestone in its effort to ensure Accountability to Affected Populations and improve community voice in camp management by completing the first round of the semiannual CCCM Satisfaction Survey. CCCM teams interviewed 1,100 community members on ways to improve governance, site care and maintenance, communications with communities, and complaints and feedback mechanisms.

Collective Sites: Continuing to support local NGO AFOD in its efforts to assume full responsibility for CCCM in Collective Centers, a three day capacity building workshop was organized between AFOD, block, women’s, and youth leader covering humanitarian principles, coordination, service monitoring and SPHERE standards.

Bentiu

PoC: In the aftermath of heavy rains, CCCM has undertaken the rehabilitation of roads in the PoC site and logistics base to ensure continued access. Reinforced pumping stations and drainage maintenance are averting flooding and enabling site works to continue.

Collective Sites: In collaboration with State Ministry of Land, CCCM conducted a site preparation and land survey, identifying 172 plots ready for resettling displaced persons from the Collective Sites, individuals who left the PoC returnees and other returnees.

Malakal PoC

CCCM site care and maintenance teams completed a road to a solid waste disposal site, thus enabling garbage disposal crews to access a safe, sanitary site for the containment of refuse.

Responding to torrential seasonal rains and backflows from local rivers, camp management has undertaken supplementary pumping of rainwater and emergency drainage repairs to avert flooding in the site.

UN House PoC

Responding to heightened community tensions over the transition of power to the newly elected Camp Management Committee, CCCM undertook concerted mediation and one-on-one discussions with current and former community governance members in order to peacefully resolve the situation.

Bor PoC

On 22 and 23 September 2017, IOM with support of camp management and protection partners, successfully conducted a biometric verification and registration exercise. IOM further supported WFP during the General Food Distribution (GFD) implementing a pilot for biometric verification and bar code scanning for food distribution.

Aburoc

Providing young people with a safe space to undertake creative, cultural, educational, and leadership activities, CCCM completed the construction of a youth center inside the displacement site.

Responding to ongoing flooding in the site, CCCM mobilized the community to form a maintenance and safety committee. Following an election, the 15 member committee of community technical experts was convened and tasked with community-led solutions for improving the site.

Kajo Keji informal settlements

Recognizing the psychological toll displacement takes on displaced persons and endeavoring to provide community members with tools and training to enhance their existing support networks, CCCM trained 29 Site Committee members on Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Psychosocial Support (PSS) alongside Gender-Based Violence, Family Tracing, and CCCM concepts.