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South Sudan: Pibor NFI and Emergency Shelter Distribution Report (26 May 2019)

Source: International Organization for Migration, Shelter Cluster
Country: South Sudan

The distribution took place in Pibor town following the need analysis conducted by a team of CIDO and HDC as static National organisations on the ground. IOM as a lead in the Pibor Response, hired Casual labourers with the help of chiefs from the 10 bomas of Pibor. The recruitment cuts across all the beneficiaries with representatives from the IDPS, Returnees and the most Vulnerable from the host Community. The Team held meetings with Authority together with the chiefs from all the bomas prior to the distribution and hence team together with the chiefs came up with a plan for the entire process where team decided on two days for registration and verification: one day was allocated for far bomas of lakuernyang and Kondako with one of the Village across the river and the second day for the Bomas around Pibor town. The team Hired over 30 casuals to take part in the distribution as Enumerators, off loaders, distributors, crowd controllers and splitters. The casuals comprised of males, female, girls, boys and persons with disability inclusively.

However, extensive mobilization was done prior to the distribution by committees formed by the chiefs of each boma informing the beneficiaries about the date and the location of the distribution. Beneficiaries were informed through committee mobilization and messaging about the distribution. This committee was comprised of 10 members with at least 2 from each Boma, the idea was initiated so that information about distribution was well communicated to the beneficiaries. Committee were briefed few days before the distribution, by partners, on the message to be passed and who were the targeted beneficiaries. Information communicated were items to be distributed, reason for distributing those items, who are the beneficiaries, location of the distribution, date of the distribution, content of the items.

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During the distribution beneficiaries were told to make queues according to their Bomas and each boma had two crowd controllers allocated to work together with their chiefs in order to be registered before receiving items. The elderly, pregnant and lactating mothers were prioritised by making separate lines for them and considering them first to receive the items and Young boys and young girls who were representing their parents as heads of household were considered after presenting the token.

Maintaining the order was a collective responsibility of both humanitarian staffs and local authorities added on the effective process of the distribution which made it more organized. There were four stations during the process of distribution: first station was a place where beneficiaries queue up to wait for their turn, second station was screening point where the beneficiaries presented their token and thumb print against their names and signed off; third point was distribution area which was two minutes’ walk far from screening point; fourth point was compliant desk where those who had matters of concern could present them to be addressed by the staff and chiefs

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