CCCM partners conducted a site maintenance needs assessments in Garowe IDPs sites. The results of the assessment will help prioritize site improvement activities, that strive to make sites safer and improve living conditions.
Al Hudaydah Hub
The climate in Yemen varies greatly depending on the geographical region. During the winter season, the country experiences coolness, with frequent frost. The range of temperature can go from 22°C (72°F) during the highest temperature in winter, into below 0°C (32.0 °F) at its coldest. Rain is brought in by the southwest winds. Rainfall, which comes in irregular heavy torrents, averages 130 millimetres (5.12 in) annually.
General instability, military developments and sustained aerial bombardments contributed to large displacement waves witnessed throughout the reporting period, particularly in the first half of the month.5 Following the recapture of formerly opposition-held areas in Dar’a and Quneitra governorates by Government of Syria (GoS) forces, concerns have increased around a potential escalation of conflict and heavy clashes in Idleb governorate and surrounding areas.
In the second half of August, assessed communities in Idleb governorate witnessed 13,041 IDP arrivals, more than a third of whom to Dana (2,948) and Ma’arrat An Nu’man (2,663) sub-districts. Following previous patterns, the most common last place of departure of IDPs arriving to Ma’arrat A Nu’man was Tamanaah (1,426) sub-district, likely driven by a continued wave of displacement following aerial bombardments targeting southern Idleb, northern Hama and parts of Aleppo governorate in the first half of August.
National CCCM Cluster
- The cluster Co-leads had a meeting with the RRP/UNMISS to discuss about Mangateen site (especially mid to long term expectations) for planning and prepositioning. In addition, screening processes in Bor and Malakal PoCs were also discussed.
- The CCCM Cluster has made significant investment of its and effort in drafting and finalization of the South Sudan Humanitarian Needs overview (HNO) for 2019.
In Bentiu, Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) implements a communicating with communities (CwC) program to increase information sharing. The program operates Kondial 97.2 FM, a humanitarian radio station inside the Bentiu PoC, conducting listening groups to gather community feedback. If you have information to be shared with the PoC or humanitarians, please contact: Humanitarian Project Manager Akiiki Tusiime (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Team Leader Pout Tuor (email@example.com).
The Wau PoC area adjacent to UNMISS was established in June 2016, following violence in and around Wau town, making it the most recently established PoC in South Sudan. In April 2017, an outbreak of violence resulted in a major influx, at which point IOM conducted an exercise to biometric register IDPs for food assistance, which recorded the population at 39,156. As of August 2018, the population now stands at 17,373.
The Wau collective sites were established in June 2016 following violent clashes in and around Wau town. Currently there are four Collective Centers, Cathedral, Nazareth, Lokoloko and St. Joseph. Since then the protection centres have been protecting thousands of people. A fifth collective site, ECS was established in February 2017 hosting IDPs mainly from Jur River following clashes in the area. In April 2017, all IDPs were evicted from ECS and the site closed, with some IDPs being moved to Masna, 7km south of Wau town.