The South Pacific Islands Crisis Response Plan 2020 - 2022 indicates the total funding requirements for IOM’s programming across the humanitarian, peace and development spectrum for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the Republic of Fiji. IOM will, in partnership with the governments of the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the Republic of Fiji, comprehensively address vulnerabilities before, during and after crises by:
- Supporting national and local authorities to effectively prevent, respond to and manage displacement situations;
- Building resilience in at-risk communities;
- Providing affected populations comprehensive, targeted and life-saving humanitarian assistance in times of disaster.
This approach recognizes that meeting immediate needs during crises and addressing the systemic causes of vulnerability contributes to reducing the impact of recurrent stresses and is essential for sustainable development. The strategic goals outlined in the Plan will be achieved by implementing programmes in-line with IOM’s global principles and objectives.
Address the drivers and longer term impacts of crises and displacement through investments in recovery and crisis prevention
Government national and provincial officials trained on displacement information management across the three countries, with displacement management interventions targeting at-risk communities planned in all countries.
IOM plans to carry out the following activities:
- Technical support teams will be provided to the respective National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) in the Republic of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu;
- Information management system products will be identified that can be integrated with the NDMO reports through a displacement tracking capacity assessment/workshop;
- Training of trainers for NDMO national and provincial staff is planned, with the rollout of a revised information management system methodology through training to relevant staff and partners.
Community members, and government national and provincial officials.
The foundation of IOM's support will be to facilitate the development of national evacuation management guidelines, in collaboration with governments, for each of the respective countries - the Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu. Beneficiaries across the three countries include community members trained on community-based disaster risk management and evacuation management, government national and provincial officials trained on evacuation management and displacement, and more broadly support for disaster preparedness interventions. Another 350,000 people are expected to benefit indirectly from positive structural and behavioural changes that the interventions bring about, such as improved territorial management. IOM plans to carry out the following activities:
- Establish evacuation management standard operating procedures, technical guidance and tools regarding evacuation management and displacement management for each country. A central pillar to the development of the documentation are policies concerning displacement management for each of the respective countries - Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Fiji.
- Strengthen existing and additional capacities of national authorities and communities at a high risk of displacement to improve the management of evacuation centre preparedness and management response capabilities.
- Develop criteria for the pre-identification of evacuation centres in high-displacement risk communities.
- All evacuation centres and routes will be mapped and assessed in communities identified as at a high risk of displacement.
Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Figures are as of 31 December 2020. For more details of IOM's operational capacity in country, please see the IOM Capacity section.