WASH Emergency Response Report

  • Project Name:

    WASH Emergency Response

  • Category:

    Nonpofit Poor.

  • Client

    Children of Helps .

  • Location:

    Central Darfur State Office

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Camping of IDPs in Zalingei Central Darfur state –Al Shola School gathering Point.

Earlier assessment conducted in Mid July 2023 by JMCO in Zalingei indicates the following gathering points and total number of household/IDPs each gathering point hosted at the time; Al Shola school camp 210HH, Al Karnik school camp about 76HH, Al Rebat school camp about 113HH, Al Shamallia (A) camp about 112HH, Al Shamallia (B) about 102 HH. These camps are still receiving new IDPs every day.
These fighting and movement of communities (people) impacted greatly, leading to massive challenges in the state (CD); lack of healthcare services, lack of clean water for drinking and domestic use, severe shortage of food (many children are malnourish due to starvation), IDPs live in uncertainty of their safety due to unpredictable abduction by unknown gun men.
Urgent intervention is highly required among the IDPs and host communities, all the cities need humanitarian assistances in response to the above mentioned challenges and constrain among the people in Central Darfur –Garisila, Azum and Zalingei localities.
JMCO and UNICEF have worked hard to find space to provide WASH emergency response in Central Darfur especially Zalingei (extending to other localities –Azum, Garsila and jebel Mara. The agreed and active emergency response plan which is expected to last for at least six months targeting more than 50,000 individuals directly including IDPs, returnees and host communities. At this situation water supply through tinkering are necessary beside maintenance and rehabilitations of existing water infrastructures, distribution of household chlorine 0.33mg and tank chlorine 1.67g are vital, construction of communal latrine with local material and plastic slab will be very important for reducing open defection and improve the public health status in the gathering points. More so, establish community awareness mechanism through sending hygiene messages to all IDPs gathering points beside environmental sanitation activities for cleaning campaigns at all IDPs camps.
Under the same emergency response plan, JMCO and safe water collaboration under project named safety and dignity project (SDP) to cover affected population at Zalingei and Azum locality as first intervention, still both agencies are conducting more coordination and collaborations for sustainable concrete future interventions.
Regardless of the very challenging context, both agencies have decided to start intervention at this target sites, through project called safety and dignity project using their relationship with both the fighting parties RSF and SAF to facilitate and reach the affected population in order to provide lifesaving services. This project will be managed by WASH project manager under supervision of JMCO and state water collaboration (SWC). JMCO and SWC agreed that clearer reporting system and M&E system and accountability mechanism should be use during the project period.
There is still a major concern regarding the security situations of the state, rainy season, lack of communication network and internet beside run out of food and supply stocks at the state level and lack of banking system, nevertheless, we are working hard to find solutions to those challenges and mitigation plan to enable maneuver through the planned project activities

Highlights on Key Achievements / Milestones (Training, Campaign, Assessment/Response Mission, Outreach Conducted Rehabilitation, and Drilling) (max 10 bullets)

  1. JMCO conducted rapid assessment within Zalingei to identify the gathering points of IDPs and assess the accessibility to latrine with gender consideration to avoid open deification (assessment result shows 12 IDPs gathering points in Zalingei)
  2. Under UNICEF WASH (SPD) JMCO established 45 emergency latrines in gathering points with estimated total beneficiaries of 5,491 individuals, there’s

Key Constraints (Natural disaster, insecurity, Access constraints, Coordination issues etc.) (Max 5 bullets).

  • Delayed of emergency response activity implementation
  • Poor road network especially too much looting and car hijacking (and so many illegal road blocks)
  • Car hire became too expensive compared to budget allocated for implementation (not there to hire)
  • IDPs are unable to go out to collect water because of various protection violations every day especially against women and girls. 129 cases of rap were reported in Zalingei since the war began mostly during after leaving home/camp for firewood or fetch drinking water

Challenges related to Programme Implementation (PD, DCT etc.)

  • Difficulties in cash transfer to localities due breakdown of banking system and insecurity (looting)
  • Limited water supply and water sources especially in Zalingei and Rongatas due to attach and looting of water sources items (solar, borehole housing) and most of water sources were burned down especially water sources in Wadi Azum managed by NCA.
  • Challenge of accessing safe drinking water by IDPs- Old IDPs camps in Zalingei such as Alhesahisa, Khamsa Dagaeig, Alhamedia face the challenge of getting safe water for drinking and hygiene
  • Inadequate community awareness (hygiene promotion)
  • The problem of collecting data from the field –report ( No communication network )
  • Challenges of the local materials prices at local market (sky rocket- very expensive).

Support needed from the UNICEF. Please specify.

  • Prompt technical guidance during project implementation
  • Emergency response activity plan development should not take too long in to address the need of the beneficiary (IDPs)
    Photos of key achievements;

JMCO is a national NGO, humanitarian, nonprofit and non-governmental organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through relief and development programs. Founded in Nyala – Sudan in 1999.

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