Mayom Need Analysis report
General summary of market assessment:
The Market in Mankien centre is utmost the largest in Greater Mayom, however, the supplies here are mainly clothing and basic commodities There are no food items, NFIs and no shelter materials seen in this
market by the time of assessment. People in these areas dwell on very small scale subsistence farming (mainly planting maize yellow corns and Sorghum) which is not sustainable and some families have herds of livestock such as cows, goat
and sheep., Many households also host other affect have not gotten anywhere else to stay, around 33.83% of the affected populations also host other affected Households.
People during winter (month of December to March) collect reeds, grass and poles to erect their grass thatched Tukuls, and using water, mud/clay they make the wall to protect them from rain and give warm.
This is done once in a year when materials are available in the natural environment. However, most of the areas are just flat-plain land with scattered thorn vegetation and short grasses, this makes it difficult to collect/harvest shelter material from distance areas. And an average household of 7 members possess three Tukuls with a main one (Luak) for keeping young animals. In addition, they use clay pots for cooking and calabash for serving food. Very few households make local weaved papyrus for sleeping but majority use polythene bag for sleeping. Children are smeared with ash to keep them warm at night/from flies and smoke to repel mosquitoes.