IOM provides technical support in Zimbabwe, Malawi after Cyclone Idai

Photo Image NASAThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) is planning to provide technical support for improved Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) to people affected by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe and Malawi

IOM plans to support the government and CCCM activities by deploying officers across three camps in Chimanimani.

Zimbabwe

IOM is rolling out mobility tracking in the four most affected districts (Chimanimani, Chipinge, Mutare, Buhera) in Manicaland province and will extend the scope of its action were necessary for Masvingo district.

The Global Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) empowers responders to regularly monitor developments as movements and crises evolve, providing the most up-to-date information. The DTM component will provide information on all essential sector needs to UN Agencies, and I/NGOs to underpin an evidence-based response.

“IOM is working to support communities affected by Cyclone Idai through technical assistance in the shelter, CCCM and Information Management through DTM,” said IOM Zimbabwe Chief of Mission Mario Lito Malanca.

“Our DTM teams are now on the ground rolling out needs assessments through our mobility tracking tool in the four most affected districts in Manicaland province and will extend the scope of its action were necessary in Masvingo district. The tool will aim to collect sex age-disaggregated data on the affected population, their locations as well as capturing the key needs in each district and ward to support a more well informed coordinated humanitarian response.”

Malawi

The DTM programme has been launched in the four most affected districts: Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe, and Zomba. IOM Malawi’s DTM reports are designed to regularly capture, process, and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of the needs, numbers and movements of internally displaced persons (IDPs). The DTM was initially planned for three round assessments and these started early this week.

IOM plans to provide technical support for improved Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) through the deployment of camp managers in the IDP sites as well as the provision of technical support in improving existing site conditions. The Organization will also support the provision of emergency shelters to 1000 households.

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