IOM declared the availability of 500 NFIs and EESKs for Al Hudaydah displacement and it will be handed over to DRC to conduct the distribution.
Local authorities are requesting UNHCR to participate in a joint initial assessment to Zabid district to assess the needs of the newly displaced IDPs.
Al Hudaydah Sub-National Cluster coordinator conducted a meeting with IOM and shared with them a copy of the national standard of NFIs/EESKs kits to be followed in any upcoming distribution activities.
In line with the HRP 2018, humanitarian actors are performing emergency repairs of War Damaged Shelter (WDS). This contributes to a process of durable return, in which highly vulnerable families are supported to reside in minimum shelter conditions, whilst they re-establish their lives in areas in areas affected by conflict and avoid secondary displacement.
At the end of Feb 1/20 partners (0 UN, 1 INGO) and 1/33 HRP projects are partially funded.
West Bank/East Jerusalem
Demolition response Demolished structures: 70 of which 20 (28%) are residential, displacing 81 individuals, including 35 children
Donor-funded structures: 15 of which 4 are residential
11 households have received a shelter response in 2018; 1 case is pending for the lack of access.
Demolition or confiscations of all structures have affected 301 people during 2018.
Substandard housing limit residents’ ability to perform daily household activities with dignity and thus compromise the health and wellbeing of the women, men, girls and boys living in them.
Repairs and upgrades contribute to the protection of vulnerable populations, to preparedness and resilience building.
Upgrading housing units to the minimum standards is cost effective. It reduces the need for, and thus the cost of annual emergency winterization interventions.
Based on well recorded experience, UNHCR defined the reference list of the Core Relief Items Catalogue that should be the basis for technical reference on items description and standards where possible (local procurement options may differ). For agencies providing cash for NFIs, a market assessment collecting prices of each item listed below from the nearest functional market, should be carried out prior to implementation in order to identify the specific amount needed to cover basic needs.
The final draft of the NFI Sector Strategy for 2018 was finalized in January in close collaboration with sector partners. In 2018, the sector continues to focus on the provision of life-saving and life-sustaining humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable with emphasis to areas experiencing severe condition. Out of the total 4.7 million people in need of NFI support, the sector collectively targets 3.2 million people in 2018. By the end of 2017, the sector has 56 active partners who continue to distribute NFI assistance.
The security situation has not changed since last week. The local authorities in Al Hudaydah raised again the issue of creating IDPs camps but this time in Aljarrahi district, and they justified their request due to the slow response of humanterian actors in Al Hudaydah. UNHCR is the only agency that now has NFIs and EESKs stocks in Al Hudaydah Hub. DRC is running out off stocks. The Shelter Cluster is encouraging partners at the national and Sub-Na-tional level to urgently join the response
Muslim IDPs have been living in the IDP camps of rural Sittwe in eight and ten unit temporary shelters since the inter-communal violence of 2012. Unlike Kachin State where scantling timber is often used to construct temporary shelters in IDP camps, in Rakhine State, the Rakhine State Government (RSG) approves the use of myar posts (jungle wood) instead of scantling to maintain the temporary nature of the IDP camps.
2.0 Comments on implementation / progress
2.1 Visit AlJaheen Spontaneous Settlement in Raydah district:
Consists of approximately 80 HHs
Majority of IDPs families displaced in the site for three years
IDPs areas of origin are mainly Sahar and Sa’adah City (Sa’adah Governorate)
LGA profiles comprise of summary of needs, gaps and response highlights (2017) per key LGA for each States, in the field of camps, shelter and NFI needs.