Published on: 23/07/2019

This video depicts the journey of one of the teams of the Somali Health and Demographic Survey (SHDS) enumerators during their field work in Amoud Temporary Settlement, Abdaal village in Sahil region.

 

The team interviewed the Nomadic population at their Temporary New Settlement (TNS). The TNS is a method adopted to enumerate and capture the socio-economic data or status of the Somali women living in nomadic settings.

 

As can be observed in the video the terrain in Amoud is rocky and the team battled with uneven surface and harsh windy situation. The enumerators traveled from one household to another which is sometimes between a distance of one and five kilometers.   This means that the team had to abandon the use of their vehicle to walk up in the rocky area to find the households within the TNS. 

 

“It is difficult to climb up the hills. It is too windy and making it more difficult to climb up. The wind is balancing me off. It is an extremely long walk,” the team is heard exclaiming in the video.

 

Although it is generally a tiresome walk, some members of the team are more adaptable to the conditions than others.  Some are heard saying that it is difficult to keep up with the pace of the community guide who is assisting them to find the TNS. 

 

The enumerators will be in the area on 23 and 24 July 2019 before they move to another TNS nearby.  Twelve teams have been working in region.