Site Assessment

Mozambique – Flash Report 18 Buzi - Movement, Relocation and Settlement (21 February 2021)

The landfall of Tropical Cyclone Eloise in the early morning hours of 23 January 2021 and Tropical Storm Chalane on 30 December 2020 has affected Sofala, Manica, southern Zambezia, Inhambane, and Gaza provinces. Buzi district, Sofala, was one the most affected: the discharge of water from Chicamba dam and the Mavuzi reservoir has affected the residents of Vila Sede, Guara-Guara, Ampara, Grudja, Estaquinha, Inhamuchindo, and Bândua localities in Buzi district. *According to the National Institute for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction (INGD) an estimated 143,292 individuals (27,388 households) and 3,917.3 hectares of farmland have been affected in the aforementioned localities. 
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) DTM, in coordination with INGD, has been working in Buzi to track and monitor movements of the population since the landfall of Tropical Cyclone Eloise. Since last assessments1 a total of three new resettlement sites (RS) have been identified, one in Guara Guara (Planned Guara Guara RS, with capacity for 2, 950 families, with a total of 1,972 families having been relocated to the site already), one in Bandua (Planned Bandua 2021, hosting 451 families) and Chorimonio planned RS (hosting 313 families), located in Muchenessa locality. Five out of the six accommodation centres initially activated are still active, ES de Guara-Guara (hosting 3,320 individuals or 635 households), Mussinemue (hosting 850 individuals, 170 households), Bopira (hosting 700 individuals, 140 households), EPC de Inharongue (hosting 1,297individuals, 302 households), and Campo 11 (hosting 370 individuals, 103 households).
The main places of origin of identified IDPs are:  Buzi villa (2,710 families), Munamicua village (451 families), Fumo Village (302 families), Muchenessa village (313 families), Mussanemue lower areas (170 families) and Bopira lower areas (140 families), see Figure 1 below;
The top humanitarian needs identified include: Food, WASH, Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI), Health, Education and Security.


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Mozambique – COVID-19 Preparedness Assessment in Resettlement Sites Report 16 (February 2021)

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in a global pandemic, heightening the risk to vulnerable populations, internally displaced people and people on the move. On 22 March 2020, the Government of Mozambique officially declared the first positive COVID-19 case. In late March, South Africa declared a lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19, which prompted over 14,000 Mozambican migrants to return home from South Africa, through the Ressano Garcia border, within a span of a few days2. This further heightened the risks and concerns over the spread of the virus in Mozambique, in particular for vulnerable populations such as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in collaboration with the Government of Mozambique’s National Disaster Management Agency (INGC) conducted an assessment in the resettlement sites from 25 to 29 January 2021, with the sole purpose to inform government and humanitarian partners on preparedness levels and precautionary measures currently available in resettlement sites hosting populations displaced by Cyclone Idai. The information gathered is intended to help partners plan interventions. This information will further allow partners to identify recommended health and site preparation measures to prevent and contain an outbreak in the resettlement sites in the central region. As in the previous assessments, none of the key informants reported the arrivals from neighbouring countries of Mozambican migrant workers, joining their families in the resettlement sites, in the past month.


Burkina Faso — Suivi des mouvements de transhumance — Alertes 1 (Octobre — Décembre 2020)

Le système d’élevage transhumant, pratique ancestrale au Burkina Faso et dans toute l’Afrique de l’Ouest, est confronté à des facteurs de vulnérabilité (crise sécuritaire, faible pluviométrie, compétition sur les ressources naturelles) qui menacent sa durabilité, fragilisent ses capacités d’adaptation et provoquent des tensions entre communautés qui résultent parfois en des conflits meurtriers. Ce rapport présente les données de l’outil d’alerte, qui a pour objectif de recenser les évènements liés à l’utilisation des ressources naturelles et aux pratiques agro-pastorales dans la région transfrontalière des pays du Liptako Gourma, de comprendre les modes de résolution de conflits existants et d’informer les autorités compétentes afin de réduire les tensions dans les communes d’intervention pour la période d’octobre à décembre 2020.


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Sudan – Ag Geneina, West Darfur – Site Profile (17 February 2021)


DTM teams activated Emergency Event Tracking (EET) to monitor the displacement of individuals affected by inter-communal conflict between Masalit and Arab tribes. Clashes erupted on 16 January 2021 in the Krinding area of Ag Geneina town, West Darfur. Based on information needs identified by the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG), data consolidated under DTM’s fifth EET update has been further disaggregated to produce the following three site profiles for subsequent humanitarian response planning and design:

1. Al Gadima High School
2. Ag Geneina Locality Office
3. Al Farouq High School


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South Sudan — Naivasha IDP Camp and Masna Collective Centre Population Count (January 2021)

In January 2021, the monthly population count was conducted at Masna collective centre where 3,860 individuals/882 households were identified and Naivasha IDP Camp with 8,597 individuals/2,539 households. The population of Naivasha IDP Camp marginally decreased from 8,939 individuals in December 2020 (decreased by 342 individuals) due to the overall security improvement. Wau Masna saw an increase in its population by 123 individuals since December 2020. For more information on these trends, please consult the DSFM report for Naivasha IDP Camp and Masna Collective Center.


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South Sudan — Bentiu PoC Site Population Count (December 2020)

The Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) site was established in December 2013. As of December 2020, 131,071 individuals (30,943 households) are biometrically registered as active beneficiaries in the site representing a decrease by 5,379 individuals since beginning of January 2020 due to either beneficiaries relocating out of the PoC or deactivation of households that did not show up for general food distribution 3 consecutive times. 

Recognizing that there have been significant population changes since the last overall biometric registration / verification, IOM DTM conducts regular population counts to monitor population dynamics and displacement trends showing that the actual number of persons currently living at Bentiu PoC site remains lower than the registered total. As per December 2020 population count findings, Bentiu PoC site's population stands at 95,980 individuals (14,934 households) in 11,881 inhabited shelters (on average 8 individuals per shelter).


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Nigeria — COVID-19 Situational Analysis 2: North Central and North West (January 2021)

This Round 2 of the COVID-19 Situation Analysis is based on an assessment of knowledge, practice and impact of the pandemic on internally displaced persons (IDPs) in conflict-affected communities in the geopolitical zones North West and North Central in Nigeria. Conducted by the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) unit of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the report covers the period 19 November to 6 December 2020 and reflects trends from the states Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Nasarawa, Plateau, Sokoto and Zamfara.
The first assessment was conducted in July 2020, 4 months after the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Nigeria. During this second round, 1,488 locations were assessed comprising 78 camps/camp-like settings and 1,410 locations where IDPs were hosted among host communities. The highest number of locations assessed was in Katsina State with a total of 252 locations, followed by Plateau with 235 locations and Kaduna with 231 locations.
Respondents were interviewed on a range of COVID-19 related indicators. Key informant interviews and focus group discussions were the primary methods used for the assessment and the findings were corroborated with physical on-ground observations.
The information collated and analyzed in this report includes awareness about COVID-19 among IDPs, means of getting information on the virus, level of awareness , exposure to communication on the risks associated with COVID-19, the means of obtaining information about the risks, mitigation measures taken, health centre’s preparedness in managing confirmed cases, potential threats of evictions related to COVID-19, any disruption of services due to COVID-19 and access to infection and control facilities. All information in this report was assessed for both IDPs living in camps/camp-like settings and IDPs living among host communities.
COVID-19 threatens to deepen the humanitarian crisis in North West and North Central Nigeria, zones that are afflicted with multidimensional crises, rooted in historic ethno-social cleavages, and exasperated by recent large scale displacements due to a range of reasons including crime. To better understand the scope of displacement and assess the needs of affected populations, IOM has been implementing the DTM programme since September 2014, in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and relevant State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs).


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Somalia — Displacement Situation Report Multi-Sectorial Location Assessment Round 1 (July- August 2020)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Somalia is pleased to share with you the Multi-Sectorial Location Assessment  (MSLA) report presenting the main characteristics and needs of targeted population categories (host communities, IDPs, returnees from internal displacement, returnees from abroad). Data was conducted between July and August 2020 through key informant interviews. The report covers three regions: Hiraan, Shabelle Hoose and Shabelle Dhexe. 


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