A joint site verification exercise was conducted in Kismayo on 22-23 January 2018. The operation was led by CCCM partners, and included 52 participants from 4 government offices, 9 NGOs, and 1 UN agency (IOM). In total 135 IDP sites, hosting 14,667 households, were assessed and mapped. Another verification exercise is planned in July 2018.
Human trafficking for sexual exploitation, as a form of gender-based violence, exists across the world and in a range of contexts. Situations of displacement often increase the risks of human trafficking as community protective mechanisms may be weakened or destroyed. Displacement sites, instead of providing a safe environment for their residents, can sometimes increase exposure to violence.
Following the publication of the profiling report from Sittwe Township in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, JIPS and profiling partners are exploring new ways of engaging with communities on profiling results.