All about post-distribution monitoring
What is post-distribution monitoring?
Put simply, post-distribution monitoring is an exercise whereby ShelterBox teams return to visit families several days or weeks after aid distributions to gather feedback reports from the families who received ShelterBox aid.
Why do we need to do it?
We put the people caught up in distress in the centre of everything we do.
This means that it’s not enough that we provide emergency shelter aid, but that we also make sure that the families’ short-term, emergency shelter needs are met.
The feedback we get from families who received aid also helps us influence our future decisions and make improvements with disaster responses. These decisions improve families’ well-being, sustained livelihoods, community resilience for future disasters, and carve the road to self-recovery.
We believe that by achieving basic elements such as the provision of shelter and other emergency aid, families will be in a better position for long-term recovery.
The figures below show the research results which relate to our long-term goals.
In total, we have provided support to 3,441 families like Bihi’s in Somaliland.
77-year-old Bihi was living in a camp in Bali Mataan. Bihi was unable to provide food to his family after he’d lost all his livestock to the ruthless drought.
Together with his family he fled his home and arrived at the camp in search of food and safe shelter.
The family were provided with tarpaulin to help shelter them from the severe weather, and other essential aid items including water carriers and filters, mosquito nets, solar lights, and a kitchen set so they can begin to rebuild their lives.
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