NAIROBI [ACTED News] – It is estimated that 85,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are currently living in Somaliland, of which 2,500 families are hosted in Mohammed Moge IDP camp, surviving some of the region’s worst living conditions.
During the months of September and October 2012, ACTED and REACH conducted two rapid IDP needs assessments in this camp on behalf of the Shelter Cluster. Collected data demonstrates that 87% of the surveyed families are living in a single room, 78% of households are forced to sleep on the floor due to lack of materials, while 73% of respondents reported that their shelters had recently been damaged by rains.
Almost all IDPs that took part in the survey said they did not have a door or a locked door, demonstrating a significant lack of safety and security for families living in the camp. This information has been collected and published so that ACTED and other aid organisations can plan timely and targeted assistance to households in response to critical humanitarian needs.