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Hurricane Matthew Response DISPLACEMENT TRACKING MATRIX (DTM) - HAITI - Round 4


The DTM is carried out in 3 independent and simultaneous modules, from the broadest image to the most precise, from the smallest geographical division – the section communale – to the locality/zones, to the evacuation centers assessment and registration – and to the building inventory and registration of the affected households in localities. All the activities carried out within this DTM are supported by damage analysis from existing satellite imagery (UNOSAT) which is complemented at the micro level by drone imagery undertaken by IOM teams and its partners

1. Module 1: Baseline Location and Area Profiling Baseline Area Profile is carried out in order to establish a database of IDPs and displacement patterns within the departments affected by the hurricane, using the smallest official geographical subdivision available in Haiti, the section communale. Following the baseline area profiling, detailed information by locality/neighborhood is collected. Information gathered in each section communale firstly and on each locality and neighborhood, secondly, includes estimations of affected population disaggregated by household living in homes and out of homes, as well as detailed information on building damages and evacuation centers. The information is collected through local key informants from the local government (ASEC and CASEC, Mayors) and other local communal organizations.

2. Module 2: Evacuation Center/Site Assessment and Registration In-depth site assessments will be undertaken independently. Through field visits, observation, physical counts and key informant interviews, all evacuation centers identified before and after the hurricane and confirmed through Module 1, will be targeted for Evacuation Site Assessment. The DTM Evacuation Center/Site Assessment component contains a master list of information on the displaced population as well as additional information on multi-sectoral needs and services (Shelter, NFI, WASH, Food and Nutrition, Health, Education, etc...). Information on GBV and Counter Trafficking is also collected. Simultaneously, systematic registration is carried out in evacuation centers and disaggregated information on demographics, special needs, previous residence, damage assessment of residence amongst other is collected.

3. Module 3: Building Inventory and Household Registration in Locality/SDE Independently of the aforementioned modules, the registration in localities is carried out based on priority areas preidentified by the GoH. The registration contains 2 steps: 1) The building and plot inventory and cartography and 2) The household registration at SDEs level. The building inventory consists in the cartography and listing of all buildings housing the affected population. This step will include a basic damage assessment of each building/plot, as well as preliminary basic information on the household residing on the building/plot (aiming at identifying displacement within host communities). In conjunction with the building/plot inventory, IOM teams, in collaboration with communal DPC representatives, will proceed with the individual emergency identification, registration and monitoring of affected households through face to face interviews. The information collected includes data relevant to all sectors of humanitarian assistance and as such, will flag urgent needs, improve geographical coverage by partners and will contain detailed information on each household (demographics, location, housing status and protection indicators).

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Assessment Date(s): 
04 Feb 2017 to 09 Feb 2017
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Population Type(s): 
Displaced population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
International Organization for Migration
Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016