Final Site Maintenance Report 2020 – Al- Jawf Gov – Yemen

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This report presents the final progress of site maintenance activities as of December 2020 at Al-Jawf Gov.

1. GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Following the outbreak of conflict in Yemen in March 2015, a major humanitarian crisis resulted in a massive displacement of Yemenis across the country, particularly in areas of active military action. The conflict has also severely affected host communities and strained already very limited resources and public services. The majority of the current displaced population in many governorates live with host communities (either in rented accommodation or with relatives). However, as the crisis continues and the absorption capacity and coping mechanisms of host families diminish, a significant number of IDPs have been forced to settle in schools, hotels, buildings government and other empty buildings, turning them into collective centers. Alternatively, some IDPs resort to settlement or displacement to spontaneous settlements; erecting tents or makeshift shelters often in land where they have no legal rights and with the intention of staying for an extended period. These informal settlements typically suffer from overcrowding, severe damage, suboptimal conditions, inefficient services and access constraints.

Under the project, provision of CCCM COVID 19 activities in 10 IDP camps and accommodation sites in 2 districts of Al-Jawf government, which includes 3,483 households (20,898 people), the sites in Al-Jawf district ‘Al Hazm (Al-Mehzam Al-Sharqi site 411 HHs – Al-Mehzam Al-Gharbi site 300 HHs – AL Jarr site 210 HHs – AL Saed site 200 HHs – Wadi Shajen site 444 HHs) and 10 sites in the district of Al-Maton (AL Baten site 369 HHs – Al-Qawasemah site 200 HHs – Al Saleel Al Ahmed site 351 HHs – Al-Sarhat site 800 HHs – Farsha site 198 HHs) which targets IDPs in IDP reception sites and people at risk of COVID -19. Thus, BFD will ensure the maintenance of the sites and surrounding areas in order to improve the living conditions of the displaced persons through the development, care and maintenance of the sites.

2. SITE MAINTENANCE OBJECTIVES

  • Improve community projects to fill gaps, including site development, infrastructure improvements.

  • Provide upkeep and maintenance of site infrastructure while mitigating the impacts of environmental degradation (including through community-led projects) .

  • Build community projects on community resources and capacities to support the creation of income-generating opportunities for the wider community

  • Plan activities to ensure that as many households as possible, on site and in the host community, benefit from the activities

  • Prioritize activities that all or most residents of the site and host community can access in a meaningful way to improve social cohesion.

  • Ensure that community resources and capacities are mapped and used in the planning and implementation of these activities.

3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As part of the site maintenance activity for IDPs of the CCCM COVID-19 activity provision project period from September to December 2020, BFD has formed 20 site maintenance committees in coordination with stakeholders from the relevant sites and authorities in Al-Jawf Governorate, Al-Hazm and Al-Maton Neighborhoods. First, a more detailed maintenance where the site maintenance committees were trained in the principles of site maintenance. Maintenance activities were carried out through a contractor. where in Al-Hazm district, Al-Mehzam Al-Sharqi site, two water distribution points have been established for a 3000 liter tank with water extensions at the distribution points, and in the Al-Sa’aed site, the rehabilitation and maintenance of water networks has been completed In Al-Jar and Wadi Al-Shajan, a water distribution point for a 3000 liter tank has been established, with water extensions at distribution points, and a solar lift system was installed. at the Al-Mehzam Al-Gharbi site, 12 barrels of waste were delivered.

In Al-Maton district, at Al-Saleel site, a water distribution point for a 3,000 liter tank has been established, in addition to water pipes for the distribution point, and a solar lifting system was installed. At the Farsha site, a collection tank and a water distribution point for a 3000 liter tank have been established, in addition to water extensions at the distribution point, and a sump pump has been installed. Similarly, at the Al-Baten site, a water distribution point for a 3000 liter tank has been established with water facilities for the distribution point, a sump pump and tank, and a distribution point was established along with the reservoir for the water network, with additional works added to provide extensions to newly displaced households by providing them with a generator to supply water from a spot well. At the Al-Sarahat site, 6 barrels of waste were provided.

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