The Shimelba Refugee Camp is one of four labor camps in the Shire Region of northern Ethiopia. It is the smallest of all and has a high percentage of people with various unmet needs.
As the first case study in which the NAUTIA Methodology was applied, a mission to Shimelba was carried out in October 2018. The work team was made up of researchers from UPM and members of the Shire Alliance, with coordination in the field of the ZOA team, which organized the logistics and participated in the proposed activities.
During the mission, interviews were conducted with the entities in charge of managing the camp and the organizations active in the area, as well as the local government, the national energy supply company and the Committee of Refugees. Regarding the participation workshops, three sessions were held, two of them with the most vulnerable population (women and those under 18 years of age) and the third with a sample of the general population. Both the refugee community and the host community participated in the workshops, with the aim of promoting dialogue and integration. During the geolocated information survey work, the settlements were mapped and the information obtained from the bibliography was updated. Finally, surveys were conducted in both communities, which included all ethnic groups present in the sample.
For more information on the results obtained in the application of NAUTIA in Shimelba, click here