South Pacific Islands Crisis Response Plan 2020 - 2022

South Pacific Islands Crisis Response Plan 2020 - 2022

Regional Plan
Last updated: December 06 2021
$5,100,000
Funding required
12,000
People Targeted

IOM Vision

The South Pacific Islands Crisis Response Plan 2020 - 2022 indicates the total funding requirements for IOM’s programming across the humanitarian, development and peace spectrum for the Republic of Fiji, the Solomon Islands, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Vanuatu. In partnership with the governments of Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu, IOM will comprehensively address vulnerabilities and drivers of displacement before, during and after crises by:

  • Supporting national and local authorities to effectively prevent, respond to and manage displacement situations;
  • Enhancing resilience in at-risk communities to prepare for climate change and disaster-related human mobility;
  • Providing comprehensive, targeted and life-saving humanitarian assistance to affected populations in times of disaster and ensure the continuation of essential services;
  • Supporting progress towards the achievement of durable solutions for communities displaced by disasters and the long-term impacts of climate change

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.


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

$300,000
Funding required
4,994
People Targeted
11
Entities Targeted
Internally displaced person, Local population / community
Primary target groups
Description of People and Entities Targeted

Given the frequency of disasters caused by natural hazards in the Pacific region, IOM anticipates:

  • Providing NFI and Shelter support to 5,000 internally displaced persons and disaster-affected communities;
  • Supporting three National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) and eight humanitarian organizations.

Shelter, settlements and non-food items

In partnership with national NGOs, and in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Officers (NDMOs) and regional /national shelter cluster, IOM will address the shelter needs of internally displaced persons and disaster-affected communities, through:

  • Conducting comprehensive needs assessments, with special consideration to persons with special needs and other vulnerable groups;
  • Distributing NFIs and emergency shelter materials procured locally.

 

Funding required
$150,000
Plan types

Camp coordination and camp management

In partnership with the national Logistics and Coordination Cluster, and in collaboration with NDMOs, and the NEMO, IOM will support addressing the needs of internally displaced persons and disaster-affected communities, where possible utilizing traditional knowledge and culture, through;

  • Supporting national disaster management (and other) agencies in formulating national evacuation management policies, standard operating procedures, standards for evacuation centers; ensuring that the needs of vulnerable groups are considered during preparedness and emergency response; strengthening of cluster system;
  • Providing capacity building to governments and NGO partners on the development of national cluster systems and implementation of an exit strategy for evacuation centers, return and reintegration of IDPs, and recovery planning for the displaced communities.
Funding required
$150,000
Plan types
IOM supporting at the Ponga Church evacuation centre in Vanuatu (Photo Credit: IOM / Joe Lowry 2015)
IOM supporting at the Ponga Church evacuation centre in Vanuatu (Photo Credit: IOM / Joe Lowry 2015)

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

$900,000
Funding required
4,261
People Targeted
2
Entities Targeted
Internal migrant, Local population / community
Primary target groups
Description of People and Entities Targeted

The durable solutions programmes will be developed to support  2,261 people who remained displaced across Sanma, Penama and Shevinces in Vanuatu; and 2,000 women participating in peacebuilding programmes in the Solomon Islands.

Durable solutions

IOM will collaborate with national and local authorities to develop and support progress towards the achievement of durable solutions for the approximate 2,261 people who remain displaced in Vanuatu as a result of the Ambae eruption. Through utilizing a rights-based, participatory and inclusive approach, IOM will achieve this by sustainably supporting:

  • Reintegration of the target population to their place of origin;
  • Local integration of the target population in areas where there are internally displaced persons;
  • Integration of the target population to another part of the country.
Funding required
$400,000
Plan types

Peacebuilding and peace preservation

Drawing upon its experience supporting community-led conflict mitigation approaches within different conflict situations, IOM will work with communities to address underlying drivers of conflict and to strengthen community capacity to promote peaceful resolutions and respond to threats that might lead to relapse into conflict or violence including. Activities will include:

  • Developing community peace for development plans (CPDP).
  • Delivering training for inclusive community facilitation teams on peacebuilding and development planning.
  • Establishing and supporting diverse Community Facilitation Teams for leadership in development and peace initiative.
  • Developing referral pathways for protection and access to justice to support the Do No Harm principle
Funding required
$500,000
Plan types

Objective
Strengthen preparedness and reduce disaster risk

$3,200,000
Funding required
12,000
People Targeted
3
Entities Targeted
Internally displaced person, Local population / community
Primary target groups
Description of People and Entities Targeted

Beneficiaries targeted under this objective are 12,000 community members (200 people per community) that reside in areas prone to disaster displacement and respective National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs).

Disaster prevention

IOM plans to build the functional Community-Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) capacity of government partners and target communities. CBDRM planning provides a holistic approach, encompassing the whole cycle of Disaster Risk Management. As such, IOM aims to achieve this through:

  • Mapping and assessing high-displacement risks areas;
  • Improving the capacity of targeted disaster-prone communities in applying Disaster Risk Management strategies;
  • Ensuring  vulnerable communities in disaster-prone areas have better-quality information about potential hazards;
  • Fortifying and expanding early warning system and emergency communication infrastructure.
Funding required
$2,700,000
Plan types

Health components of preparedness and risk reduction

IOM plans to carry out the following activities:

  • Developing and updating key guidance documents concerning the preparation, management and coordination of evacuation centres and displacement sites in respect to COVID-19;
  • Upgrading critical evacuation centres and other sites of displacement to improve site safety and hygiene  This includes the development of tools and guidance for site planning, including for contingency spaces, and quarantine areas;
  • Prioritizing the engagement with IDPs and host communities in assessing risks, monitoring and reporting mechanisms, planning and implementing mitigation measures; including capacity-building of leaders and set-up of new volunteer networks.
Funding required
$400,000
Plan types

Emergency preparedness

IOM, in partnership with the National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs), will support evacuation management by:

  • Constructing multipurpose evacuation centers where gaps in emergency shelter are identified in high-risk and remote communities;
  • Ensuring that identified protection risks in evacuation centers are addressed and referral systems for child protection and GBV are put in place;
  • Retrofitting and upgrading community buildings to meet minimum standards of criteria for evacuation management;
  • Ensuring that local vendors for NFIs and shelter materials have been identified and mapped.

 

In addition, through the regional Evacuation Centre Management and Displacement (ECMD) cluster under the humanitarian architecture of the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT), IOM will support emergency preparedness by governments and cluster partners in the region by:

  • Providing technical advice and support of information management;
  • Strengthening localization and national capacities through organizing and providing displacement and evacuation management for partners (including government counterparts, NGOs community groups) to improve the overall understanding as well as capacity to carry out displacement/evacuation coordination, management, and administration activities. Displacement/evacuation training aims to build the technical knowledge and capacities of displacement/evacuation practitioners to contribute to an effective settlement response and raise standards in the sector;
  • Ensuring first responders are trained on how to prevent and respond to a disclosure of GBV incidents in a safe and ethical manner  and ensuring accountability to affected populations (AAP).

 

Funding required
$100,000
Plan types

Objective
Contribute to an Evidence Based and Efficient Crisis Response System

$700,000
Funding required
400
People Targeted
20
Entities Targeted
Internal migrant, Internally displaced person, Local population / community
Primary target groups
Description of People and Entities Targeted

Climate change and disaster related programmes and policies need to be underpinned by data, evidence, and research – applying mixed-methods and participatory methodologies.  Ensuring that national ownership of data and research is in place, that collection and management of evidence is robust and well-integrated in the region, and that analysis and utilization capabilities are adequate, is critical to ensuring the preparation of PICs is informed and effective. IOM anticipates to:

  • Support direct beneficiaries from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu to will receive displacement tracking matrix training (including cluster representatives in Tonga that will train as trainers);
  • Improve capacity of relevant government ministries in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, research organizations and regional bodies to collect sex and age data and evidence relevant to climate change and disasters.

Displacement tracking

IOM plans to build capacity of NDMOs, NEMO, and national NGO counterparts on data collection, data analysis and data management, including through training on use of IOM’s DTM to support data-driven crisis response interventions, such as:

  • Providing support for nationally owned displacement tracking mechanisms and climate mobility monitoring, to address emergency displacement and long-term mobility challenges relating to climate change;
  • Building the evidence base and guiding support through increasing understanding of climate mobility trends and projections through research: distinguishing types of mobility in the region, impacts linked to losses and damages, generating statistics.
Funding required
$700,000
Plan types
Operational presence in

Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga

 

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