Between 15 to 27 of January 2018, 25 open collective centers were assessed during DTM Round 4 in Dominica. These centers shelter 352 internally displaced persons (IDPs) (114 households). 56% of the IDPs residing in collective centers have at least one vulnerability and the vast majority (96%) of the residents in the centers reported that their houses were damaged or destroyed. 16% of the collective centers do not have access to hygienic latrines and 48% of the residents mention a lack of privacy in the assessed sites.
The following document contains the findings from 30 collective centers assessed during the third round of DTM assessments which were conducted from 20 – 27 November 2017. The assessed collective centers house 459 individuals (120 households), of which 61% present vulnerabilities. 44% of IDPs reside in schools. 93% of IDPs indicated the destruction/severe damage of their house as the main reason for remaining in shelters and key informants in all centers have indicated that shelter materials such as wood, metal sheeting, and tools are needed to repair damaged homes.
The Border Monitoring Network focuses on the identification and profiling of persons crossing the Dominican-Haiti border as well as supporting the management and provision of assistance to vulnerable individuals. During the reporting period 2,341 individuals were observed crossing into Haiti. This is below the average of 1,882 per week. A total of 2,924 individuals were officially deported in that same period.. This constitutes a 56% decrease compared to the previous reporting period. This decrease can be attributed to the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which has greatly affected the Northern part of the Dominican Republic.
This report presents key results of registration and survey exercises carried out from 23 October to 3 November 2017 with 147 households residing in the 45 open evacuation centres. A total of 147 households (369 persons) voluntarily registered with DTM enumerators. 54% of registered households have indicated being owners of the house they resided in before the hurricane and 67% households have indicated that their former residence was completely destroyed by Hurricane Maria.
The following report contains the findings from 45 collective centers assessed during the second round of DTM assessments which were conducted from 24 October – 2 November 2017. The assessed collective centers house 742 individuals (239 households), of which 60% present vulnerabilities. All IDPs indicated the destruction/severe damage of their house as the main reason for remaining in shelters and key informants in all centers have indicated that shelter materials such as wood, metal sheeting, and tools are needed to repair damaged homes.
Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Dominica on 18 September 2017 as a category 5 hurricane, causing the death of at least 26 persons and extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure. This document includes profiles of sites that host IDPs on the island, following the hurricane.
The following are the findings from 63 collective centers assessed during the first round of DTM assessments conducted from 11-15 October 2017. The assessed collective centers house 1,862 individuals (361 households), of which 32% present vulnerabilities. All IDPs indicated the destruction/severe damage of their house as the main reason for remaining in shelters and key informants in all centers have indicated that shelter materials such as wood, metal sheeting, and tools are needed to repair damaged homes.
The country of Dominica has been devastated by the passage of Hurricane Maria. The hurricane made landfall on the island on 18 September 2017 as category 5 hurricane, causing the death of approximately 26 persons and extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure. As per an aerial survey from the Pacific Disaster Centre of 6,770 of the 26,085 buildings in the country, 67% of buildings were damaged (moderately or severely) and 23% were destroyed. Many families who took refuge in pre-identified evacuation shelters (hereafter referred to as collective centers) across the country prior to and during the hurricane still reside in these centers.
To identify the existing collective centers and monitor displacement across the country, IOM established its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in Dominica. The DTM aims to track population movement in Dominica through a set of tools including observation, cartography, key informant interviews, and physical counting. Preliminary site verifications of collective centers were completed on 6 October, compiling data gathered by the government as well as assessments by IOM teams, starting with the 143 official centres and expanding to new, unofficial collective centres. Rapid site assessments began on 11 October 2017. Assessments are ongoing with the first round of DTM to be published by 21 October 2017.
This document provides a snapshot of the current situation in the area of Dominica’s capital Roseau, following Hurricane Maria which made landfall on the island on 19 September 2017. Before Hurricane Maria, a list had been provided by the Dominican government to redirect displaced individuals to 143 shelter sites. Out of these pre-determined sites, a total of 14 shelter sites, all situated in the Roseau area, were visited and assessed on 27 and 28 September 2017. While three were closed due to damages, the remaining 11 shelters were functioning and hosting a total of 407 people. All of the shelters are collective centers that receive private donations, mainly churches, community centers and schools.