20190712|CCOSS Market Assessment Report|July 2019
The findings of this market assessment in Yirol East demonstrate the existence of a functional market, regularly supplied in goods that cover the needs of the local community including the displaced persons. Despite the many challenges the traders here face to supply and restock the market, they have constantly withstood the shocks to ensure supply meets demand especially in Yirol town market. Moreover, cash assistance is the appropriate humanitarian response to extremely vulnerable populations as it would allow them to cover their expenses without having to seek credit for their supplies. Cash injections to Yirol East IDP communities would also develop the local micro market of retailers, who, in a virtuous circle, would have at their disposal sufficient resources to provide sufficient amounts of goods at more competitive prices as the situation evolves towards normalcy with the return to peace in the country.