Global Compact (United Nations Global Compact)

Displacement Tracking Matrix Support in Haiti

  • Overview

    Hurricane Matthew that hit the Caribbean in October 2016 has resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. This is at a time when the country already faces an increase in the number of cholera cases, and severe food insecurity and malnutrition. UN needs help from the private sector to provide humanitarian relief and recovery in Haiti.

    As the Government of Haiti, and numerous humanitarian actors, NGOs, UN agencies and other civil society actors are rushing to provide aid to the affected populations, it is imperative to identify, register and establish the needs of the beneficiaries/buildings affected by the disaster and track movements of populations. Disaster Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities and coordination will be established in order to identify, register and monitor displacement as well as the population movements following the hurricane, in particular in the most affected communes in the South Peninsula and the Artibonite and North-West Departments. Based on the DTM database, common priorities will be defined, interventions coordinated amongst all partners, and a common monitoring system of their impacts will be implemented.

    $1.5 million is required to reach 70,000 people. Priority Actions include:
    1. Identify and register displaced people in order to access/evaluate needs and avoid duplication in the provision of humanitarian assistance.
    2. Track population movements.
    3. Develop profiles of affected people (including protection indicators), service providers (Who Does What Where (3w)), host communities and the local authorities.
    4. Conduct assessments and monitor the needs and the response gaps.
    5. Analyze data to determine the protection and assistance needs and share with humanitarian partners.

    Further Information

    Preferred partnership types

    Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel

    Sustainable Development Goals

    10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Regions / countries / territories


    Issue areas

    Human Rights; Peace


    Oct 2016 - Haiti: Hurricane Matthew