South Sudan — Malakal PoC Displacement Site Flow Monitoring (January-March 2022)

Contact
DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int
Language
English
Location
South Sudan
Period Covered
Jan 01 2022
Mar 31 2022
Activity
  • Flow Monitoring

Summary

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) continued conducting Displacement Site Flow Monitoring (DSFM) at the gates of Malakal PoC Site. During this period, 4,012 interviews were conducted representing 6,616 individual movements into / out of the PoC site. Day movements increased by 14 per cent during this quarter and were mainly dominated by female travelers (57%). Individuals who embark on day movements do so to tend to other livelihood activities including collecting elephant grass (43%) and carry out farming / fishing activities (20%). Temporary movements were driven by individuals moving out to visit friends / family (52%), attempting to return home (10%), and access to healthcare services (9%). Most individuals who traveled temporarily intend to spend more than 6 months (47%), with female travelers dominating these movements (64%). Malakal PoC site recorded a 9 per cent increase in new arrivals (193 to 211 individuals), and 56 per cent of whom were female. Travelers have cited the need to join family (35%) and access to general healthcare (30%) as the main drivers of these new arrivals, and 52 per cent of travelers intend to spend more than 6 months. Permanent exits increased from 41 to 44 individuals during the first quarter of 2022, the majority of whom were females (66%). Attempting to return home has been the main reason for leaving the PoC site, accounting for 77 per cent of exits. Most exits were destined to former homes (80%) in Panyikang, Manyo, and Fashoda counties.