Rotriak is a location in Budang payam of Rubkona county and was initially a checkpoint for cargo heading to and from Sudan before the 2013 crisis. With the current flood displacement in Unity state, the affected population moved northward and settled in the dry areas at oil fields in Unity state. The area was then officially allocated by local authorities to the affected population as well as individuals who wish to relocate and settle in Rotriak. The demarcated area allocated for the displaced persons is 15 sqaure kilometers. The area is divided into 12 blocks and each block accommodates 280 – 299 plots of land.
On 24th May 2022, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix conducted a rapid assessment to determine the magnitude of the humanitarian situation and estimate the population of Rotriak site. information was collected through Focus Group Discussions, key informant interviews and direct information.
Between 20 and 22 July 2022, IOM conducted population count at Rotriak Site. Blocks (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12, and 14) are occupied and the total population of the site stands at 27,795 individuals. The population count findings at the eleven blocks show 53 per cent of the population are male, compared to 47 per cent female. Sixty per cent of the IDPs are between 0 – 18 years. Block 4 accommodates the highest number of IDPs (17%), followed by Block 3 (16%), Block 6 (12%), and Block 1 (11%). Almost all (97%) displaced persons cited that they intend to stay at the site.