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2018.01 I Beneficiary Feedback Survey I Emergency Shelter Bama Type I IOM


Since late 2016, IOM and other humanitarian partners have been able to scale up on their activities. However, despite the will and hope of the humanitarian community and the Government of Nigeria and the dedication of teams and humanitarian partners in supporting them, humanitarian needs have drastically increased and the humanitarian response needs to keep scaling up to reach all the affected population in need.
In order to provide emergency shelter solutions to the affected people, IOM has been assisting through various shelter types, one of which is the Emergency Shelter which is termed as the ‘Bama Type’ These types are built with timber frames and uses plastic sheets / tarpaulins for wall and roof covers. The shelters are 16.2 square meter in size and are designed for one family. These are also one of the most widely used shelter types in the North East Nigeria emergency operations due to the ease of transport of materials and faster construction period. IOM alone has built over 15,500 of these Bama type shelters in various locations in Borno, Adamawa and Taraba. In order to find out the perception of the affected population using these shelters IOM conducted a beneficiary feedback survey. This report captures the process and the findings form the survey in order to provide better guidance as to the usage and effectiveness of these shelters and to make necessary modifications to the shelter design if needed.


The purpose of this survey is to find out the following:
- The perception of beneficiaries of Bama type emergency shelters
- The changes that the families have made to the shelters
- The major challenges faced as regards to the shelters
- The current condition of the shelters
Through analysis and evaluation of information obtained from the survey, the report aims to provide programmatic insights regarding the suitability of the Bama type emergency shelters for internal and external use.
The findings from the report will be used to feed back into the Shelter/CCCM/DMS Sector as to the changes required in the approach and design, if any, for future shelter programming and better accountability to the affected population.

Sample size: 
1,039 households
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
20 Jan 2018
Report completed
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Focus group discussion
Population Type(s): 
Conflict affected population
Displaced population
Camp population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
International Organization for Migration
Accountability to Affected Populations
Humanitarian Assistance
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Needs Assessment
Nigeria: Complex Emergency - 2014-2020