Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)
RNVDO manages the biggest IDP camp in Iraq
RNVDO manages one of the largest groups of IDP camps in Iraq; Jad’ah in Qayyarah (Southern Mosul) covers 16,500 plots and holds a population over 80,000 across Jad’ah 1 to 6, in Qayyarah. The camp was built by MoMD and opened on 20 October 2016 to lodge the first exodus of a population of 1200 families fleeing the conflict zone in East Mosul. Each phase of Jad’ah were added progressively to accommodate the sudden and large influxes of people displaced during the liberation operations by coalition forces. To date it continues to expand with very few or limited IDP returns. Consequently, demands are substantial to meet the basic needs of the camp communities.
The responsibilities are heavy on RNVDO to manage such enormous numbers and safeguard each and every community member: from receiving the IDPs, registering, providing shelter, food and water, RNVDO is also tasked with ensuring coordination with partners for essential services.
RNVDO’s robust M&E department actively gathers data and tracks needs and assistance and mechanisms for community feedback and redress of grievances. Apart from sensitive, informed and experienced field staff, RNVDO has also established volunteering groups and committees to shore up the different aspects of housing, feeding, maintaining services, referrals and ensuring security to the camp population, many of whom suffer war trauma exacerbated further by living in confined spaces. RNVDO prioritizes assistance to the most marginalized and disadvantaged populations groups.
IOM has supported RNVDO with partial funding for a limited time period. RNVDO has also accessed IHPF funding to meet needs of rapidly increasing camp populations. However, major funding gaps exist and the Organization has been negotiating over several months for support. It is well known that Government has decreased ability to support due in part to financial slowdowns and therefore limited aid has been forthcoming from MODM.
RNVDO’s solid experience in camp management has been built over time when the Organization first managed the Haj Ali Shelters on voluntary basis which held 115 families and was closed in December 2016; as also Tina Camp which covered 1000 plots and subsequently closed down in October 2016.
RNVDO undertake reception for new arrivals, organize distribution, provide Camp Management training, allots a living quarter/tent, collect information/data, forms various Camp based committees, undertake periodic need/gap analysis, monitor work by other humanitarian actors in the Camps, coordinate with other humanitarian actors in the camp and solicit and facilitate resource mobilization, facilitate emergency medical referral for IDPs, organize hygiene promotion sessions and camp cleaning, undertake family tracing and reunion, provide care for unaccompanied children, facilitate family reconciliation, facilitate Identity Document processing for IDPs, facilitate IDPs travel to visit families outside the camp. Further RNVDO responded to dust storm emergency and stayed in the camps all the times including at times of growing insecurity. RNVDO also provides regular orientation on Human Right for newly arriving security forces assigned to secure the Camps.
RNVDO managed to strengthen relationship with the host community through the organization of football match between the Camps and the host community and noted that the camps managed by RNVDO have witnessed no tension with host community so far. In addition, there has been a regular meeting between the Camp management, the Host Community Muktars and the Local Council Leaders which is said to have helped to bring harmony between the Host Community and the IDPs.