The shelter & NFI Cluster (SNFI) in South Sudan was established in 2011 acts as coordination mechanism of the partners in providing basic SNFI life-saving assistance to the displaced population affected by conflict and natural disasters. Since the onset of the conflict in 2013, the cluster has scaled-up the response providing much needed evidence -based interventions for the most vulnerable population across the country providing Shelter and NFI assistance to affected populations.
All items have either been burnt or looted within the locations, most of them do not have anything in which to cook food. 46% are cooking with clay pots. 20% have nothing to cook with.
General summary of market assessment: Specific market assessment was not conducted. The market in Pariak which is available for IDPs has basic food items like fish, rice, salt but no presence of SNFI items. The majority of SNFI items are found in Bor town market. Identified SNFI in the Bor town markets were the following:
- Plastic sheeting (7000 SSP)
- Blanket (2500-5000 SSP; dependent on the type)
- Sleeping mats (3000 SSP)
- 7% of the IDPs are engaged in small scale business of selling charcoal, bread, juice, etc, in the market as way of supporting their families.
- Some support themselves by borrowing from relatives and friends who are staying outside the camp.
- They share food ratio and shelter with those whose shelters were blown off by winds and heavy rains.
There is functional Market in Wau which is safely accessible to the affected population, the supply chain of the commodities in most of Wau Market are imported from Sudan and Juba but usually interrupted during rainy season.
Majority of the new IDPs said they came walking for 5 days and reached Hai-Masana with completely nothing, for those who have their relative are sharing everything with them.
- Build their tukuls from local and natural resources (sorghum stalks, grass, mud)
- Keep livestock, farming and fishing for food productivity
- Trade their harvests to purchase household items.
- Most houses are submerged, hence need them for establishing their houses
- Most HH have no mosquito net putting children and expectant mothers at risk of
- Dangerous cold causing Pneumonia
They share all the basic necessary need with host community who did not run/go anywhere since the beginning of this flooding, they engaged into doing other activities to earn living like fishing, selling tea and collecting firewood for both consumptions at home and business.
- Sharing with other relatives: -
The community normal support themselves through sharing of available resources such as food, seeds and communal work/farming, this is one of the coping mechanism put in place by the communities, for those who are widows or any Person who is not able to support himself/herself at this critical time the community contribute for her/ him in order to boost her moral for such person to have access to food during certain period of time though i twill no help her or him fully.
A rapid assessment of Gudele market was conducted by the Medair and DRC teams with the focus on assessing the availability and prices of SNFIs.
44% of the respondents stated they support themselves by sharing with others. 16% said they have nothing to support themselves and 11% said that they rely on humanitarian aid. Only 8% support themselves by small farming or casual labour.
74% responded using some local materials to cover their shelter needs.
No market assessment was conducted. Because of the lock down, most of the shops selling Non-food items are closed.
Majority of IDPs are supporting themselves with food ratio received from WFP every month, and those who don’t have buy from market through earning from their daily work inside and outside of Camp.