Launch of Sittwe Camp Profiling Report (Rakhine State, Myanmar)
Rakhine State, located in western Myanmar, is home to roughly 3.2 million people. Compared to the rest of the country, Rakhine State is relatively underdeveloped. The majority of the population are Buddhists from the Rakhine ethnic group; in addition, nearly three in ten people are Muslim.
Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics taking stock of current practice
Seeking feedback on profiling results in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar
4 September 2017 - Following the publication of the profiling report from Sittwe Township in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, and as part of our Innovation Project on community engagement, JIPS and profiling partners are exploring new ways of engaging with communities on profiling results.
Interview with Oscar Rico Valencia, Victims’ Unit
May 2017 – Oscar Rico Valencia is an Advisor to the Deputy Director of the Victims’ Unit, the Government agency in Colombia responsible for providing assistance and reparations to victims of the internal armed conflict. He has worked with the Government for over 5 years and developed expertise designing indicators to assess the effective enjoyment of rights for IDPs, in particular on the topics of minimum subsistence shortage and vulnerability linked to displacement.
This is a summary of the comprehensive profiling report 2013 – 2015on the situation of internally displaced populations in camps in Kachin and northern Shan States in Myanmar. The profiling exercise, which is still ongoing, is a collaborative project of international and national actors, working together to provide reliable and agreed upon information to improve humanitarian response.
1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
WHY A PROFILING STUDY?
A crisis context
Amidst the unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe in 2015 there was also a high number of unaccompanied and separated children (hereafter UASC). Perceiving no alternatives for reaching safety, these girls and boys found it necessary to flee on their own. The unaccompanied youth were exposed to perils along the way. More than half of the UASC who arrived in Europe were Afghan nationals. Half of these Afghan UASC chose Sweden as their final destination.
Participants: JIPS Profiling Advisor and JIPS Coordinator
Dates: 5 to 12 July, 2016
Global Protection Cluster hosts launch of JIPS supported profiling exercises in Somalia
On 6th June 2016, two profiling reports were launched in Geneva in an event organized by the Global Protection Cluster and JIPS. Both result from urban profiling exercises in Mogadishu and Hargeisa, demonstrate the value of collaborative processes and have helped to inform the new IDP Solutions Initiative in Somalia and national development planning.
JIPS looks forward to strengthening strategic collaboration
In March 2016, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) joined the JIPS’ Executive Committee. This new addition to JIPS’ governance team comes shortly after the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was also welcomed on board in late 2015.
JIPS support missions in Sweden
In 2015, Sweden received a record-breaking 162,877 asylum applications. More than 30,000 of these applicants were unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) from Afghanistan. Given the large number, UNHCR have embarked on a profiling exercise to better understand their plight and current situation to inform an adequate response.
JIPS’ 3rd mission to support profiling in three Governorates
In February and March 2016, JIPS undertook a third mission to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) as part of its ongoing support to three profiling exercises that are taking place in the Governorates of Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah. A Profiling Steering Committee has been set up to oversee these processes, including participants from the Erbil Refugee Council (ERC), the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre, Erbil Statistics Directorate, IOM, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNHABITAT and UNOCHA.
With almost 1 million people having arrived by sea to Europe in 2015 alone, the refugee/migrant crisis in Europe is only expected to increase as 2016 develops. In the first few weeks of January 2016, over 30,300 people are have already made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Greece. To better understand this massive movement of people in order to inform a better and more strategic response to the refugee population within these numbers, UNHCR has asked for JIPS' support to help plan a profiling exercise initially in the Greek Islands.
Analysing trends over time of camp-based displacement in northeast Myanmar
Report launched from JIPS and Stats Norway support to the CCCM Cluster
In January 2016, a report was published on the displacement situation in northeast Myanmar. Based on data from a profiling exercise of the camp-based displaced population in Kachin and northern Shan states, the report provides an overview of the displacement situation over time and highlights differences between camps in Government and non-Government controlled areas.
Report published on situation of Syrians in Sana’a, Taiz and Aden before eruption of crisis early 2015
In December 2015, a report was published on the ‘Identification and profiling of conflict-affected Syrians in Yemen’. The profiling study was undertaken in February 2015, with the key objective of building a profile of the Syrian refugees in Yemen, focusing on their locations, status, humanitarian condition and needs.
Profiling to understand the scale of the problem and to inform action
JIPS’ scoping mission to support Government of Colombia
Following a request from the Colombian Government’s Victims’ Unit earlier this year, JIPS conducted a scoping mission to Bogota in October 2015. The mission aimed to support the Unit in the implementation of Decree 2569 through which the analysis of household vulnerabilities is being conducted to help target humanitarian assistance for IDPs. In addition, the mission was also asked to review broader vulnerability analysis measures and processes to help strengthen collaborative responses to displacement.