The primary goal of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is to facilitate the safe, orderly, humane and dignified management of migration. In many countries this includes supporting families and individuals that have been internally displaced by natural or man-made disasters. In Pakistan, our work began with a r esponse to the Afghan refugee crisis, and has continued through the various challenges faced by the country since, including the 2005 earthquake and flooding in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
We dedicate this handbook to the beneficiaries of our program which displays some ways, ideas and basic information about the safe practices to improve critical shelters, through providing trainings and education for the beneficiaries who are not specialists in the construction, by guiding them to improve the shelter to live with dignity and Taking into consideration the safety of children and the protection of both sexes as much as possible.
Throughout 2016, IOM operations assisted 26.2 million beneficiaries globally*. The information captured in this document was consolidated from a data collection exercise, carried out in January 2017 and is wholly based on the responses obtained from each mission. A total of 88 country offices were contacted to complete a survey covering activities in shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Cash-Based Interventions (CBI), Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) operations and capacity building, sectoral coordination, and DTM. From those contacted, responses were received from 77 missions.
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In October / November 2016 IOM and HBC conducted shelter assessments in the provinces of Madang, Milne Bay, Oro and Morobe. 13 villages were assessed through focus groups and informal interviews with various community members, house owners and carpenters / builders. These assessments looked at shelter trends, current building capacity, and identification of dangerous or inappropriate construction practices. Shelters were also assessed on their capacity to provide safe shelter in the event of a natural disaster.
Over the course of 2015, IOM’s Shelter and NFI programmes reached over 5.2 million individuals affected by various types of disasters, working in 40 countries overall. Additionally, IOM had a significant coordination role under both formally activated clusters and in country shelter coordination mechanisms in 20 countries. This document highlights the role of IOM in Shelter in 2015, provides an overview of the responses, and gives some specific examples from country operations as well as global updates.
In October 2016, Humanitarian Benchmark Consulting (HBC) was contracted by IOM to conduct 10 shelter assessments in the provinces of Madang, Morobe, Oro and Milne Bay, with a focus on communities that have been affected by, or are vulnerable to the effects of, bush-fires, flooding, tidal surges and severe winds / cyclones.
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This toolkit was developed by the Global Shelter Cluster Working Group on Gender-Based Violence risk reduction. The lead authors are Amelia Rule, Toral Pattni and Robyn Baron at CARE International UK with support from Jessica Izquierdo, Caroline Masboungi, Monica Noriega and Anna Reichenberg at the International Organization for Migration (IOM).