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Durable solutions assessment for protracted IDPs in Karizak, Injil district, Hirat


Durable solutions assessment for protracted IDPs settlements in Karizak, Injil district, Hirat.

Key findings: 

• The population of Karizak is predominantly conflict induced IDPs (N=118), 24 families are disaster induced IDPs.

• Virtually all families (97%) are severely food insecure. A further 72% of families have severely inadequate dietary diversity, with diets lacking in essential nutrients. Urgent action is required.

• The majority of families rely on one of six public latrines, these are however insufficient for the entire community and a number of families still must resort to open defecation. There are also issues with the maintenance/upkeep of public latrines, creating significant issues of health and amenity should they fall into disrepair.

• All dwellings in Karizak are single room mud brick, offering insufficient protection from the elements and extreme temperatures, a significant number are also in a state of disrepair, vulnerable to weather events.

• The majority of families (N=85) have no tenure agreement, whilst a further 64 rely on verbal permission. The lack of tenure security is a significant impediment to residents investing in the local area.

• A community-based school is in operation on site, school age students can also attend a government primary school in the vicinity or a government high school approximately one kilometre away. Both schools require children to possess a Tazkera which is a barrier to the enrolment of IDP children beyond Class 3.

• According to ARAZI Karizak is on state land but being contested by local Herati families.

Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
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Assessment Date(s): 
01 Sep 2016
Draft / Preliminary Results
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Field Interview
Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
World Food Programme
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees