SSUDA SNFI Analysis Report for Floods_MAKAK County
The community use local materials (firewood) to light and keep away mosquito, but most areas of the firewood are full of flooding. High rate of sharing of Cooking sets as a coping strategy.
Shelter types (with %s): 90% sleeping in an open space in Makak, 98% sleeping in Open space in Dual Dong and Butkeng and 2% sleeping in Temporarily shelter in all locations.
Average # sharing shelter: 75% sharing cooking and shelter needs for accommodation.
- Plastic sheets: Given 1 per HHs, the population sleep in an open area and under trees with high rate of Cough and heart disease with the elders and Children due to exposer to coldness, pneumonia not to mention.
- Mosquito nets; two per HHs, There is high rate of malaria outbreak in children and Pregnant+ lactating mothers and elderly women and men in the area, therefore high need for mosquito nets.
- Blankets; Given two per HHs, the nature of the weather, at night need items for covering. Actually, some of these vulnerable flood affected persons are using sacks for covering themselves and few with items distributed in 2017 by SSUDA,MEDAIR and TADO IN 2019 SSHF 1A.
- Kitchen sets: Given half per households, this item will be used as a coping mechanism and as a preference for the beneficiaries.
- Nylon; this item would be used to fasten/strengthen the plastic sheet structure constructed.
Plastic sheets 1 per HHs
Was highly prioritised by the Women and Men FGD as number one item because the affected population needs shelter over their heads as they move into the rainy season. It will also go a long way to reduce congestion caused by families sharing the few Tukuls and rakubas.
The community has ever used plastic sheets as they were spotted during the analysis.
Although the affected population has been integrated into the host community the number of persons who sleep in one shelter is more than the sphere standard requirement more so the analysis team was also informed that there is sleeping space problems since many of the returnee occupied shelters which is not enough for them to share.
Thus the provision of the plastic sheet will avert tension which will as a result of limited shelters.
Mosquito net 2 per HHs
Mosquitoes are so many! Malaria and scars from bites by mosquitoes and other insects at night are issues that made this the third choice.
With part of the family especially the vulnerable ones sharing one mosquito net, seemed unrealistic as some were having five members sleeping under one mosquito net! The smoke used as repellent can be of negative health effects to the population. It was observed during the analysis that the few nets available were in good use.
Giving Blankets to these flood affected population will save many unborn babies from their expectant mothers, born babies and lactating mothers and the elderly, from the cold that has actually resulted into many pneumonia cases.
This was the fourth priority. The women share the cooking pots with their neighbours, others cook in turns. This could be said to be a coping mechanism but it is important to have the women own at least one or two sauce pans for themselves to control their meal times for the family. The community has among themselves sauce pans / cooking pots which they use for preparing food.
They have to wait for long for them to get saved as they have to borrowing from close neighbours with whom they share mutual understanding the lack of cooking pots very evident most homes visited by the analysis team.
Therefore, from protection perspective sharing the items will in long run create tension. Therefore, provision of the cooking sets to the needy households will maximize and contained tension among the affected population and more importantly mitigate the Nylon ropes: Given as 1 roll per HH, this item is used to strengthen the temporary structures during the construction and it will also help save the mosquito nets from being misused for tying the grass Vs plastic sheet.