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Safety Audit (February 2016)


The Safety Audit collects site-level risks in collective sites hosting IDPs in Iraq and is part of the DTM global initiative to enhance gender mainstreaming in its data management systems.


IOM Iraq deployed a site-level assessment called safety audit as a component of the DTM aimed at identifying risks in IDP critical shelters across Iraq. This is part of the DTM global initiative to enhance gender mainstreaming in its data management systems, and is aligned with Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines.

The Safety Audit evaluates site-level gender-based violence (GBV) risks associated to the physical structure, layout and provisions of critical shelter arrangements, and collects information on:

-Shelter and dwelling structure and layout.
-Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene facilities and services.
-Safety and security of the site.
-Accessibility for all genders and persons with disability.
-Access to services.

The informational content of the Safety Audit has been defined in consultation with the GBV Sub-Cluster, Child Protection Sub-Cluster, and the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) -Cluster in Iraq.

The Safety Audit is being conducted in all critical shelter arrangements hosting five or more families across 18 governorates of Iraq. Safety Audit data is collected through the RART’s direct observation and is validated through consultation with key informants during the site visits. The teams collect the data and photos of identified concerns in ODK.

Sample size: 
Complete coverage
Assessment Report: 
Not Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Available on Request
Assessment Data: 
Available on Request
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Oct 2015 to 29 Feb 2016
Field work completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Key Informant Interview
Field Interview
Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
International Organization for Migration
Participating Organization(s): 
International Organization for Migration
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Inter-Cluster Coordination