Caribbean Environmental Resilience and Disaster Displacement Response Plan 2022 - 2024

Regional Plan
Last updated: April 22 2022
$9,190,000
Funding required
146,020
People Targeted

IOM Vision

In the Caribbean, IOM in collaboration with key stakeholders and a network of partners is committed to humanely and orderly support to communities at risk of displacement before, during and after a disaster and enhancing their resilience against multiple risks by enhancing the capacities of national institutions and organisations and mainstreaming displacement through policy and legislation.


Objective
Save lives and respond to needs through humanitarian assistance and protection

$3,050,000
Funding required
125,000
People Targeted
25
Entities Targeted
Internal migrant, Internally displaced person, International migrant, Local population / community
Primary target groups
Description of People and Entities Targeted

Upon request for international assistance, IOM will provide immediate life-saving assistance and protection to communities, displaced populations, and private sector entities affected by disasters anywhere in The Caribbean, in close collaboration with the governments and partners.

In 2022 IOM expects to respond to at least one multi-country and one single country emergency in the region.

Funding confirmed 10%
90% Funding gap

Camp coordination and camp management

IOM will support governments in the coordination and management of their emergency shelters (collective centers) for displaced populations in at least one emergency in the Caribbean through:

  • Deployment of an emergency shelter/CCCM coordination team (coordinator, information manager, CCCM technical advisor) to support inclusive coordination between all stakeholders, contribute to coordinated assessments and provide on the job support to emergency shelter managers.
Funding required
$100,000
Plan types

Provision of water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies

IOM will provide life-saving WASH assistance to the affected communities and displaced persons in at least one emergency in the Caribbean through:

  • Transportation and distribution of pre-positioned hygiene kits, baby kits and hygiene promotion to 10,000 displaced households (34,000 persons) in collaboration with standby partners.
Funding required
$150,000
Plan types

Basic needs, including food

IOM will support the basic needs of affected communities and displaced persons in at least one emergency in the Caribbean through the:

  • Distribution of multi-purpose cash assistance to vulnerable households in coordination with social protection agencies and partners to 10,000 households (34,000 persons).
Funding required
$2,000,000
Plan types

Shelter, settlements and non-food items

IOM will provide life-saving shelter and non-food item assistance to affected communities and displaced persons in at least one emergency in the Caribbean through:

  • Strengthening the relevant regional and national shelter and CCCM coordination structure in collaboration with CDEMA and REDLAC partners by deploying (Emergency) Shelter Sector Specialists to monitor stakeholder activities, coordinate assessments, set standards, and active coordination of activities and development of durable solutions in an early stage.
  • Transportation and distribution of pre-positioned emergency shelter NFIs for 20,000 households (68,000 persons), including emergency shelter kits, solar lamps and kitchen sets from the IOM warehouses in Panama and the Northern, Eastern and Southern Caribbean to displaced and affected households in collaboration with partners.
  • Support the management, equipment and operations of emergency shelters / collective centers.
  • Applying GBV guidelines and procedures developed for distributions, site planning, post distribution monitoring, must do’s and don'ts when encountering GBV survivors and HLP guidelines developed by IOM for shelter and settlements practitioners worldwide.
Funding required
$600,000
Funding confirmed
$317,862
Last updated: 13 Jun 2022
Plan types
52%
Funding confirmed
48%
Funding gap

Protection

IOM will provide protection assistance to affected populations focusing on displaced persons and migrants in all phases of displacement through:

  • Provision of advocacy and direct case management and mobilize assistance for vulnerable individuals and groups to ensure they have meaningful access to available services and accountability mechanisms. IOM will especially advocate for the provision of durable solutions for IDPs in an early stage.
  • Provision of technical guidance to other IOM sectors, IOM’s implementing partners and governments to integrate GBV considerations throughout all phases of their project, starting from GBV Risk Analyses to the identification of GBV Risk Mitigation Strategies for each unit.
Funding required
$200,000
Plan types
Non-food item distribution, Dominica, September 2017 (© Takuya Ono / IOM 2017)
Non-food item distribution, Dominica, September 2017 (© Takuya Ono / IOM 2017)

Objective
Address the drivers and longer term impacts of crises and displacement through investments in recovery and crisis prevention

$1,860,000
Funding required
1,020
People Targeted
15
Entities Targeted
Internally displaced person, Local population / community
Primary target groups
Description of People and Entities Targeted

In collaboration with the authorities and partners, IOM will provide durable support to vulnerable households that are displaced or whose house has been damaged or destroyed by a disaster.

Durable solutions

In line with IOM’s Progressive Resolution to Displacement Situations approach, IOM will:

  • Provide technical, coordination and planning support to governments on reconstruction, reparation, housing, land and property rights and planned relocations, land planning, to pave the path, both politically and socially, for providing durable solutions for displaced households or households at risk.
  • In partnership with international and local NGOs/CBOs, support community/owner driven house repairs for 300 (displaced) households through a combination of technical assistance, awareness-raising/training on safe construction, construction materials, labour and conditional cash support for reconstruction.
Funding required
$1,860,000
Plan types

Objective
Strengthen preparedness and reduce disaster risk

$4,200,000
Funding required
20,000
People Targeted
34
Entities Targeted
Internal migrant, Internally displaced person, International migrant
Primary target groups
Description of People and Entities Targeted

IOM together with key stakeholders and a network of partners will provide humane and orderly support to communities most at risk of displacement before, during and after a disaster

Disaster prevention

To support relevant governments in the Caribbean in disaster prevention, IOM will conduct hazard / risk assessments in 10 communities and support the development of Mass Evacuation plans for communities at risk of displacement, following the recommendations of the MEND Guide[1] and considerations for potential migrants living in these communities following the MICIC[2] guidelines.

In addition, IOM will implement community based and migrant inclusive DRR programmes, remittances for climate adaptation and rural development and migration sensitive climate adaptation efforts in at least five countries.

[1] The MEND guide provides key background considerations and a template to assist planning bodies at national, regional, municipal, and other levels – both urban and rural – in the development and/or refinement of evacuation plans in accordance with emergency management principles.

[2] MICIC guidelines help host governments on assisting migrants caught in crises.

Funding required
$200,000
Plan types

Emergency preparedness

IOM will strengthen and expand its Caribbean response capacity by establishing a Caribbean Environmental Resilience and Disaster Displacement Support Unit and network, consisting of 8 IOM missions and a wide range of partners with access to the whole Caribbean.

Through the network, IOM is planning to:

  • Strengthen the preparedness of communities through profiling the emergency shelter capacity and upgrading at least 40 collective centres / emergency shelters, developing community evacuation plans, emergency response training of communities and improving access to data,
  • Preposition and store NFIs (including tarpaulins, fasteners, kitchen sets, mats, solar lamps, tools, hygiene items etc.) for at least 20,000 persons in warehouses in Panama and yet to be identified warehouses in the Northern, Eastern and Southern Caribbean.
  • Support CDEMA and the UN system with all aspects of human mobility in emergencies, including the development of policies and protocols around planned relocations, mass evacuations, and emergency shelters, contributing to the development of regional and subregional UN contingency plans with the main focus on Shelter, CCCM, WASH, and Protection.
  • Play an active role in the coordination platforms like REDLAC and CDPG (Caribbean Development Partners Group) during emergencies, CADRI (Disaster Risk Reduction), CALP (Cash Learning Partnership), and the Platform on Disaster Displacement.
Funding required
$3,000,000
Plan types

Water, sanitation and hygiene in preparedness and risk reduction

To support WASH preparedness in relevant countries, IOM will:

  • Procure/replenish hygiene kits and baby kits for at least 20,000 households.
  • Store the hygiene and baby kits in warehouses in Panama, Haiti and yet to be identified warehouses in the Northern, Eastern and Southern Caribbean.
Funding required
$1,000,000
Plan types

Objective
Contribute to an Evidence Based and Efficient Crisis Response System

$80,000
Funding required
At risk communities
People Targeted
80
Entities Targeted
Internally displaced person, Local population / community
Primary target groups
Description of People and Entities Targeted

IOM, in collaboration with partner organizations will support governments, NGOs, CBOs, and donors in the Caribbean before, during and after an emergency with critical multi-layered information on the mobility, vulnerabilities, and needs of displaced and mobile populations.

Displacement tracking

To support data collection on displacement and provide relevant information to partners in order to support preparedness, response and recovery efforts, IOM will:

  • Deploy a DTM reporting specialist.
  • Refresh and train IOM country offices, standby partner NGOs and CBOs and government officials in 8 out of 20 countries to collect data on displaced populations following the IOM DTM methodology.
  • Conduct multiple rounds of DTM flow and displacement site monitoring in one emergency.
Funding required
$80,000
Plan types
Operational presence in

Bahamas, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Curaçao, Aruba, Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands), Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, British Virgin Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Anguilla

 

Figures are as of 31 December 2020. For more details of IOM's operational capacity in country, please see the IOM Capacity section.

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