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IOM - Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) Weekly Report (03 - 09 April 2019)

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Natural disaster Assessment and Response Update:

Helmand: (Update of the flood Incident on 10 March)

Total number of families verified: 2,475

Total number of families assisted: 0

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 2,475= The distribution is planned tentatively on 18 April 2019 as access to the district for distribution is being coordinated.

Dishu district:

As per the initial report from ANDMA, 400 families were reportedly affected due to flood in Dishu district on 10 March. A joint team consisting of IOM, HRDA, IRC and AAH conducted the assessment of the affected families. 255 families were identified eligible for humanitarian assistance. IOM will distribute NFIs and emergency shelter while food needs will be covered by WFP. The distribution is expected to commence by 18 April.

Khanshin district:

On 10 Mar 2019 Helmand ANDMA reported 1,500 Families affected due to flood, joint assessment team consisting of IOM, HRDA, IRC and AAH that verified 1,008 families eligible for humanitarian assistance. IOM will distribute NFIs and emergency shelter while WFP committed to distribute food items. The distribution is expected to commence by 18 April.

Garmser district:

As per the initial report obtained from ANDMA, 1,600 families were reportedly affected due to flood on 10 March 2019. A joint team consisting of IOM, HRDA, IRC and verified 1,061 families eligible for humanitarian assistance. The NFI needs of affected families will be covered by IRC through provision of cash for NFIs while WFP will distribute food items.

Marja district:

The initial report by Helmand ANDMA indicated damages to an unknown number of houses. Joint assessment team consisting of IRC, AAH, HAPA, APA verified 151 families eligible for humanitarian assistance. The NFI needs of affected families will be covered by IRC through provision of cash for NFIs while WFP will distribute food items.

Balkh:

Total number of families verified: 927

Total number of families assisted: 751

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 176

Heavy rainfall caused massive flooding on 28 and 29 March that resulted in damages and causalities in Sholgara, Dehdadi, Chemtal and Mazar city. Six Joint assessment teams consisting of IOM, WFP, DACCAR, SCI, ACTED, CARE, DoRR, DRRD, ANDMA and ARCS conducted assessment that identified 187 families (49 houses completely destroyed & 138 severely damaged) in Mazar Sharif. IOM distributed emergency shelter kits, family tents, household items, blankets and solar lanterns while on 31 March and 1st April 2019; WFP, ANDMA, UNICEF and SCI distributed food items, hygiene kits and children clothing.

ARCS conducted assessment in Sholgara and Chemtal districts that are inaccessible for other humanitarian partners. 458 families (82 houses destroyed and 376 severely damaged) were identified in need of humanitarian assistance. In addition; four persons were killed and two sustained injuries in Chemtal district. ARCS distributed NFIs and WFP and ANDMA distributed food items to 161 affected families in Sholgara on 1st April. ARCS, UNICEF, WFP and ANDMA distributed NFIs and food items to remaining 297 families of Chemtal district on 4th April.

Due flood on 04 and 05 April 2019 reportedly 30 families were affected in Khulm district. Joint assessment team consisting of IOM, SCI, DACCAR, CARE, WFP and ANDMA identified 15 families (5 houses completely destroyed and 10 severely damaged). In addition; the pending individual petitions in Mazar Sharif assessed, 91 families (12 houses completely destroyed, 79 Severely damaged) were identified that were assisted by IOM with the provision of household items, blanket modules, shelter modules, clothing, family tents and hygiene by IOM SCI, UNICEF, CARE, while WFP and ANDMA distributed food items on 7th April.

Per initial reports; several families were affected by flood in Kohe Alburz village of Chemtal district. ARCS identified 176 families eligible for assistance. Per PDMC meeting on 8th April; UNICEF and ANDMA will distribute NFIs while WFP and ANDMA will distribute food items next week

On 9th April; heavy rainfall caused flooding in Marmul district of Balkh province. Reportedly 90 families affected in 10 villages. A joint assessment team consisting of IOM, ANDMA and partners will conduct assessment on 11th April.

Faryab:

Total number of families verified: 1,805

Total number of families assisted: 270

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 1,535

Joint assessment teams consisting of IOM, SCI, WFP/PAT, DACCAR, ACTED ANDMA, DoRR and ARCS assessed Khwaja Sabz Posh and Maimana districts. The teams have so far identified 519 families (259 houses completely destroyed and 260 severely damaged). In addition; four persons were killed one sustained injury in Khawaja Sabzposh. IOM distributed household items, blankets, clothing module, emergency shelter kits and family tents to 270 families in Maimana and Khwaja Sabzposh districts while ANDMA and SCI distributed food items and emergency shelter repair kits

The distribution to remaining 249 families is planned on 12 April, IOM, ANDMA and WFP will distribute NFIs and food items. The assessment in Maimana and Khoja Sabzposh concluded.

ARCS conducted assessment in Shreen Tagab and Dawlat Abad districts that are inaccessible for other humanitarian partners, 1,157 families (686 houses destroyed, 471 severely damaged), ARCS will cover NFI while ANDMA will distribute food items next week.

Due to inaccessibility issues; ARCS initially agreed to assess Almar, Qaysar and Pashtoonkot districts but due to limited resources they were not able to cover the caseload, hence joint assessment team consisting of IOM, SCI, ACTED and DACAAR initiated assessment that has so far verified 49 families (9 houses completely destroyed, 40 severely damaged) in Almar and 80 families (18 hosues completely destroyed, 62 severely damaged in Pashtonkot district. The assessment in Almar is expected to complete by 10 April while the assessment in Pashtonkot is concluded. The response is planned for next week.

Jawzjan:

Total number of families verified: 232

Total number of families assisted: 232

Ongoing and Planned distribution: Nil, Qoshtepa, Darzab

Joint assessment teams consisting of IOM, ANDMA, SCI, ACTED, DACAAR, RRD, DoRR and WFP assessed flood affected areas and identified 232 families (134 houses completely destroyed & 98 severely damaged) in Sheberghan city. IOM distributed emergency shelter kits, family tents, household items, blankets and solar lanterns on 04 April while WFP, ANDMA, SCI and ACTED distributed food items, shelter repair kit and hygiene kits.

ARCS obtained reports from their local volunteers in Qoshtepa and Darzab districts indicating 144 families affected in Qoshtepa, 235 families in Darzab and 600 in Dashti Laili districts, there is need for household assessment which is being coordinated.

Sari Pul:

Total number of families verified: 670

Total number of families assisted: 155

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 515 recently assessed by ARCS

A Joint Assessment team consisting of by IOM, ANDMA, WFP, SCI, ZoA and DoRR verified 155 families (23 houses destroyed and 132 severely damaged) in need of humanitarian assistance. IOM distributed emergency shelter kits, household items and blankets while ANDMA, WFP and SCI distribute food items and hygiene kits on 04 April.

Various inaccessible villages in Saripul center were assessed by ARCS, 515 families (3 houses destroyed and 513 severely damaged) were verified. UNICEF committed to cover NFI needs while hygiene kits is planned to be distributed by ARCS.

Samangan:

Total number of families verified: 17

Total number of families assisted: 0

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 17

Following flood incident on 4th April 2019; initial report indicated 20 houses impacted, 7 pwersons killed. An assessment team consisting of IOM, WFP, ANDMA identified 17 families (2 houses completely destroyed, 15 severely damaged). IOM distributed family tent, emergency shelter, family module, blanket module, solar module while ANDMA and UNICEF distributed food items and hygiene kits on 7th April.

Badakhshan:

Total number of families verified: 307

Total number of families assisted: 62

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 245

ANDMA reported damaged to an unknown number of houses due to flooding in the morning of 04 April in Kishim and Darayem districts, the initial report also indicated damages and blockage of the road to some village in the district center. Two assessment teams consisting of IOM, ANDMA and WFP assessed the damages in Kishim district while the second team consisting of ANDMA, ACTED and WFP is assessing damages in Darayem district.

So far, 270 families verified in several villages of Kishim district needing humanitarian assistance. IOM distributed, household items, blankets and emergency shelter kits to 62 families on 06 April while ANDMA distributed food items. 37 families verified affected in Darayem district while the assessment is ongoing in both districts. The distribution for the remaining families is planned on 11 April.

Takhar Province:

Total number of families verified: 20

Total number of families assisted: 0

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 20

Joint assessment team identified 19 families in Farkhar district and 1 family in Rustaq district (11 destroyed, 8 severely affected) IOM will provide Family tent, emergency shelter, clothing, solar module, family modules and blanket modules while WFP and DACCAR will provide food and hygiene kits on 8th April 2019

Baghlan Province:

Total number of families verified: 38

Total number of families assisted: 38

Ongoing and Planned distribution: Nil

Assessment team identified 38 families (10 houses completely destroyed, 28 severely damaged), 3 died and 4 injured on 6th April 2019, FOCUS committed to provide NFI and ANDMA to provide food assistance to 38 identified families on 8-9 April 2019.

Kunduz Province:

Total number of families verified: 16

Total number of families assisted: 0

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 0

Due to heavy rainfall on 5th April reportedly house were impacted in Kunduz city and Khanabad district. A joint assessment team consisting of IOM, ANDMA and partners were mobilized that have so far identified 16 families in Kunduz city while the assessment in Khanabad district is on-going.

Herat:

Total number of families verified: 1,572

Total number of families assisted: 1,572

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 0

Reportedly over 1,000 families were affected by flood in Injil, Guzarah, Ghoryan, Zendajan and Herat city on 28-29 March. Joint assessment teams composed of IOM, DRC, IRC, WFP, OXFAM, ANDMA, DoRR, CoAR, WV and ARCS identified 1,056 families eligible for humanitarian assistance. IOM distributed emergency shelter kits, household items, blankets to 279 families, OXFAM distributed multi-purpose cash to 64 families, UNICEF distributed NFIs to 377 families and IRC initiated distribution of cash for NFIs to 250 families on 04 April. The remaining families committed and covered by UNICEF NFI and food by WFP. In addition, ARCS covered food needs of 377 families in Ghoryan district, WFP will cover food needs of 679 families.

In a separate flood incident on 18 March, per initial report from ANDMA; 550 families were affected due to flood in Zendajan, Ghoryan, Zawol, Guzarah, Pashtoon Zarghoon, Injil, Shindanad districts and Herat city. Needs assessment team was organized by composition of IOM, IRC, WFP, DACAAR, OXFAM, ARCS and ANDMA identified 516 families in need of humanitarian assistance in these districts. UNICEF distributed NFI and ARCS distributed food items to 393 families, IOM distributed NFI (Kitchen sets, Blanket and ESM) to 55 Families and IRC distributed cash for NFI to 68 families. While the food needs is covered by ARCS and WFP.

Badghis:

Total number of families verified: 3,763

Total number of families assisted: 85

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 213

As per information received from ANDMA; over 1000 families are affected by flood in Qala-E-Naw, Qadis, Jawand and Bala Murghab districts on 29 Mar 2019. Joint assessment teams composed of IRC, WV, WFP, UNCEF, DACAAR, ARCS and government line departments initiated assessments that has so far identified 2,598 families in mentioned districts eligible for humanitarian assistance. UNICEF distributed NFI to 105 families and ANDMA distributed Food items, WFP committed to cover the food need for all identified families, but NFI needs is remaining as gap for the rest of identified families.

In a separate flood incident ANDMA has reported that 1250 families have been affected by flood in Qala-E-Naw districts different villages on 4 April. A joint needs assessment team consist of IOM, IRC, WFP, DAIL, RRD, ANDMA, UNICEF, STDCO, and ARCS had conducted needs assessment and identified 1,165 families affected by flood eligible for humanitarian assistance. IOM distributed NFIs and emergency shelter to 85 families, UNICEF will distribute NFIs to 213 families, food needs is referred to WFP and remaining 3,465 families in inaccessible districts have yet to be assisted with the gap for NFIs as no other agency has so far committed to distribute.

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