Appealing Agency DRC, NRC, UNHCR, OCHA, UNICEF, UNDP, UNAIDS
Project Title IDP Profiling, Operational Data Management and Durable Solutions
Objectives To reach a common and comprehensive understanding of
the IDP situation in Somalia for protection and assistance
To improve the knowledge on the extent and patterns of
displaced populations and their exposure to protection risks
To contribute to the design of programmes to better meet
basic needs and address underlying protection problems for
the development of durable solutions
Targeted Beneficiaries 400,000 IDPs, with a particular focus on women, children and
Implementing Partners Local NGOs. With supervision by and implementation through the
Protection and IDP Working Group.
Project Duration January – December 2007
Funds Requested USD 315,000
IDP Profiling is first of all a protection tool. Developed at the global level following the worldwide
recognition that the greatest “protection gap” relates to IDPs, the initial guidelines were produced
under the leadership of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) of the Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC). Somalia is a country that was selected in 2006 to be a pilot country for the
testing of the initiative, for which Phase I, a desk review, was completed and provided the necessary
elements for a field exercises to begin in a coordinated, phased approach: Phase II (November 2006
– February 2007), Phase III (April – July 2007) and Phase IV (September – December 2007). With
the overall direction of the IASC Somalia and direct supervision by the Protection and IDP Working
Group, the field exercises will begin with Danish Refugee Council (DRC) serving as the administrating
organization with UNHCR supporting the operational data management needs of the project.
1. Promotion by the current IDP Profiling partners for the engagement (buy-in) of other actors,
especially local, for their involvement in the exercises and the planned response to follow.
2. Collaborative development and refinement of tools, guidelines and a data management system.
3. Joint field exercises undertaken under each phase in the various locations identified as priorities
by the humanitarian community in partnership with other key local actors.
4. Preservation of links between IDP Profiling and other protection initiatives (i.e., Protection
Monitoring, Community Mobilization, Population Movement Tracking), with respect to the
processes themselves and with respect to the analysis of the results.
Completion of planned Phases II-IV with at least twice the number of agencies and organizations
involved at the beginning of Phase II.
Through effective data management, IDP Profiling results are used to develop Integrated
Response Plans for specific IDP locations, for prompt, well-targeted interventions in protection
and toward durable solutions by the humanitarian community and in concert with local authorities.
The humanitarian community is utilizing protection data and analysis from IDP Profiling for
enhanced operational planning for joint programming and to carry out activities within the IASC
Advocacy Strategy inside Somalia and with the international community.
There is active involvement of the displaced in the IDP Profiling exercises, and afterwards, the
IDP communities themselves engage more proactively in the design of the Integrated Response
Plans, particular with respect to protection and the search for durable solutions.
BUDGET ITEMS (USD) UNICEF DRC NRC ??
Cost A e.g. staff
Cost B e.g. inputs
Cost C e.g. administration
Minus available resources
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