South Sudan — Bentiu PoC Site Population Count (January 2020)

Contact
DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int
Language
English
Location
South Sudan
Period Covered
Jan 01 2020
Jan 31 2020
Activity
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Site Assessment

Summary

As per the January 2020 population count, the population stands at 118,622 individuals (16,672 households) in 12,057 inhabited shelters (on average 7 individuals per shelter). The PoC site had been decreasing in population throughout the first half of 2019 and reached its highest point of the year in October 2019 at 117,767 individuals, it decreased in December 2019 but increased in January 2020 at 118,622 individuals. Although it is noted in the Arrivals from Sudan Report that movement between the two countries, as recorded in Rubkona Town, has dropped since November 2019, 24 per cent of interviewed Sudan arrivals intended to join their families at Bentiu PoC site. According to indicative Displacement Site Flow Monitoring findings, 43 per cent of new arrivals in January 2020 departed from Sudan although the recorded number was lower than in December 2019. Failed attempts to return home and checking on property (mainly to Rubkona, Guit and Koch) were the reason for 22 per cent of individual journeys carried out by residents who came back to the site in January 2020 after being away for over four months. ​