South Sudan

South Sudan: NFI and Emergency Shelter Assessment/Verification Report, Ganyiliel - Intersos, AMA (07 February 2017)

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Situation Overview

  • Note any prior assessments (eg IRNA) and attach to this report
  • If no prior assessment has been done, summarise information gathered through questionnaire at Annex 1

FSL assessment has been conducted by CRS on December 2016, the report is attached to the email.
INTERSOS and AMA team, supported by locally hired data collectors, translators and enumerators, conducted the assessment on January 26-29, while the verification/registration took place on January 31 – February 02.

Due to restrictions by the local authorities regarding the usage of communication devices, the team was not able to get freely access to internet. The findings of the assessment were communicated to Intersos S/NFI Project manager by satellite phone, since it was not possible to send the written report by email. After having received the go ahead by the S/NFI Cluster on February 02nd, the team started immediately the verification/registration.

According to SSRRA the current population of Greater Ganyiliel is 99,000 Individuals (Host communities and protracted IDPs) and 22,000 Individuals of new IDPs. After the assessment, however, the team agreed with the communities and local authorities to target only the most vulnerable within the new IDPs, by also considering the positive coping mechanisms put already in place in the area by the HC and the IDPs.

The new IDPs started coming from July 2016, and at the moment they are well integrated into the host community.

During household interviews and focus group discussions, IDPs said that they came from Leer, Koch, Bentiu, Mayendit, Pangak, Rupcony and Lake state (Amongping) escaping the clashes erupted in those areas, by also mentioning the Ganyiliel area is considered very safe.

Host communities confirmed they are willing to assist the IDPs, but they also have limited resources. Hence there is good relationship between the IDPs and the Host Community.

90% of the new IDPs HHs visited by the team were pregnant/lactating women, female HHs, persons with disability and elderly (60+).

During HHs interviews 75% of the IDPs said they are willing to go back to their places of origin once peace is restored.

IRC, focal agency in Ganyiliel, is on the ground running several programs:

  • Health services through clinic - Nutrition programs - General protection related activities AMA, also based in Ganyiliel, are running programs for:

  • GBV and women centers where they train them on income generating activities (e.g. Preparing tea, food and hand crafts).

  • Peace building, in particular for revenge killings and cattle raids - FSL - AMA also provided NFIs like Plastic sheets, fish nets and hooks, Soap and mosquito nets to 150 HHs new IDPs in Ganyiliel in August 2016, while in June 2016 distributed food and NFIs, targeting around 1500 HHs within host communities and protracted IDPs arrived in the area since 2013.

OXFAM team, not based in Ganyiliel, was on the ground for conducting awareness campaign for WASH.
Also Mercy Corps is based in Ganyiliel, probably dealing with health.

None of the new IDPs interviewed during FGD and HHs interviews declared to have received food assistance since they arrived in the area, but the team found Welt Hunger Hilfe is also on the ground running FSL activities, by also including the new IDPs into their programs, while is not clear when the last GFD has been carried out in the area.

According to UNOCHA, however, a biometric registration for GFD in the whole Panyijiar county is already planned to be conducted by WFP during the month of February 2017.