South Sudan

South Sudan: Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) of Emergency Basic NFI distributed to affected and vulnerable host communities in Kolmarek, Jalle Payam, BOR County, Jonglei state (29 Jan-5 Feb 2018)


1. Background: intervention overview

Situation before intervention:

An incident of cattle raiding on 15, July 2017 in Jalle Payam (Kolmarek Boma) of Jonglei had resulted into displacement, loss of life, abduction and burning of houses and properties. Following this devastating attack on Kolmarek Boma, An inter-agency assessment team coordinated by State RRC and UNOCHA and led by UNHCR was deployed to the scene on 21, July 2017 to assess Protection, Education, FSL, NFI and WASH specific needs. However, the general situation in the area during the visit of humanitarian partners remained a bit tense. People remain in fear as another attack could occur in unknown time. During the attack, over 7000 herds of cattle were raided and living about 34 persons killed (including those who later died in the Hospitals of Juba and Bor), several other people wounded and children taken away. It was further reported that the attackers burned down about 203 houses (belonging to 78 HHs).

During the assessment, it was established that villagers have decided to relocate children and some women to safer areas such as the nearby Islands, Payams and Bor town given the unpredictable situation in the area after the attack. Household items such as Jerri cans, buckets, blankets, sleeping mats, mosquito nets and kitchen set were among other household items and belongings that were burned in the houses. The IDPs whose houses were burnt during the attack were found sleeping in the school building of Kolmarek primary school and others were said to have taken refuge to Alang, Jalle, Wunlier. Most IDPs were found to be sleeping on bare floor without basic NFI items and exposed to risk of malaria that was common in the area.

Based on the above, PAH NFI ERT on 11th December 2017 conducted verification of the affected communities and used existing registration lists made by WFP.

The aim of the intervention planned from 17-18 December 2017, was to provide support through distribution of Emergency/basic NFIs. This is specifically to help the affected host communities through provision of basic NFIs.

Distribution activities carried out and results/indicators achieved
776 households with total individual of 4699 were served with the following items:

  • 1536 pcs blankets distributed
  • 1536 pcs mosquito nets distributed
  • 1536 pcs sleeping mats distributed
  • 776 pcs kanga distributed