South Sudan — Bentiu IDP Town Sites Population Count (July 2022)

Contact
DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int
Language
English
Location
South Sudan
Period Covered
Jul 01 2022
Jul 31 2022
Activity
  • Registration
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Site Assessment

Summary

Unity State has been experiencing flooding since 2019 in the counties of Mayendit, Leer, Panyijiar, and Koch. As a result of the flooding in Guit and Rubkona in 2021, Bentiu Town Sites (A, B, C, D, and E) were formed in August 2021. In order to provide accurate information on the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the International Organization for Migration’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (IOM DTM) began conducting monthly population counts in November 2021, including questions on areas of habitual residence, areas of displacement, intentions to return or relocate and demographic information to inform partners.
As per July 2022 population count findings, the Bentiu Town Sites (A, B, C, D, and E) population stands at 57,924 individuals (on average 6 individuals per shelter). This shows a decrease of 194 individuals recorded during this period compared to April 2022.
Between 1 - 31 July 2022, Rapid Flow Monitoring (RFM) at points of entry in Bentiu Town Sites (A, B, C, D, and E) indicates an increase in new arrivals (72%). Twenty-eight per cent are found leaving the sites. Most of the increased new arrivals during this period were recorded in Site E (40%), Site D (18%), and Site C (9%), most of whom came from locations within Unity State (99%), with Guit County (35%), Leer (29%), Rubkona (17%), and Koch (10%), and others (9%). IDPs arriving at the sites travelled using boats (48%) or came by foot (41%).