South Sudan — Event Tracking: Summary (July - September 2020)

DTM South Sudan,
South Sudan
Period Covered
Jul 01 2020 -
Sep 30 2020
  • Event Tracking
  • Mobility Tracking


IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix conducts a country-wide Mobility Tracking exercise in regular intervals to update a comprehensive IDP and returnee baseline. Click to access the latest Mobility Tracking dataset (2,854 villages / neigbourhoods and displacement sites).

In-between mobility tracking rounds, DTM conducts ad hoc Event Tracking assessments in order to map instances of new displacement or return in short dedicated reports. IOM teams access IDP / returnee locations and consult local key informants including community representatives, local authorities or humanitarian partners and triangulate findings to provide partners with the most accurate as possible, actionable and current data. Complete dataset with location level information is available here.
In July to September 2020, DTM reported on 123 instances of spontaneous population movements comprised of 311,549 IDPs and 4,109 returnees across the eight states. Natural disaster accounted for the vast majority of displacements (floods) (78%). A further 16 per cent fled localised conflict (also referred to as communal clashes) and five per cent fled armed conflict with direct involvement of national actors.

Some 34 per cent of all IDPs were mapped in Warrap State due to communal clashes, Armed conflict and Natural disaster in Tonj North, Tonj South, East and Gogrial West during the reporting period.

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