South Sudan

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Displaced population tracked by DTM in South Sudan
Latest IDP estimates from IDMC
1,436,000
In South Sudan, IDMC GRID Dec 2019
Region
East Africa and the Horn of Africa

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In April 2020, the monthly population count was conducted at Masna collective centre where 3,746 individuals were identified and Wau PoC AA with 10,755 individuals. On 9 April 2020, the Diocesan Major Response Team on COVID-19 requested to close several Wau collective centres.

In March 2020, the monthly population count was conducted at Cathedral, Nazareth, St. Joseph, Lokoloko and Masna collective centres where a total of 7,220 individuals were identified.

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a biometric registration exercise in Mayendit County, Unity between July and August 2019 covering foud locations: Dablual, Mayendit HQ, Thaker and R

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a biometric registration exercise in Leer County, Unity between September and December 2019 covering four locations: Din Din, Leer Town, Padeah and

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a biometric registration exercise in Koch County, Unity between July and August 2019.

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a biometric registration exercise in Akobo East County, Jonglei and Ulang County, Upper Nile between September 2019 and February 2020 covering four

As of 19 April 2020, South Sudan has reported four confirmed cases of which one is not in the country anymore.

As per the March 2020 population count, the population stands at 118,385 individuals (16,324 households) in 12,054 inhabited shelters (on average 10 individuals per shelter).

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 inter-communal fighting that flared up in Jonglei State and Greater Pibor Administrative Area of South Sudan in February 2020 forced over 8,000 people - the majority of whom were women and children -  to seek safety in makeshift shelters in the area adjacent to the United Nations Mission in S

IOM's biometric registration has been active since 2014, with 944,709 beneficiaries active in its database to date, out of which 56 per cent (529,421 individuals) are female and 59 per cent (559,185 individuals) are under 18 years old.

On 10 April 2020, the Government of South Sudan reported a new COVID-19 case, raising its total number of cases to four.

As of November 2019, the internal displacement profile of South Sudan has shifted from being predominantly marked by national conflict.

On 5 April 2020 the Government of South Sudan officially declared the first positive COVID-19 case.

Between 17 and 26 March 2020, a group of 2,000IDPs orginally from Thol, Pulturuk (Nyrol County) and Pieri (Uror County), arrived in Khorfulus Village (Canal/Pigi County) where they found refuge among the host community.

DTM relies on its network of key informants and on secondary sources to provide a weekly assessment of mobility and COVID-19 preparedness at priority locations in South Sudan.

The site adjacent to Pibor UNMISS is estimated to host approximately 1,553 IDPs as of 29 March 2020. This figure is an estimate based on a calculation multiplying the average household size with the number of shelter in the previous reporting period from which the net outflow was subtracted.

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) conducted a field assessment in Kuajiena Payam on 25 February and 18 March 2020 to obtain more information about ongoing clashes between pastoralists and farmers.

Parts of Morobo County received an influx of both IDPs who were previously abroad (South Sudan nationals), and returnees from neighbouring Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

On 16 February 2020, clashes among communities in Rumbek North as a result of cattle raiding caused displacement within the county.

IOM DTM interviewed 1,281 households living at Wau PoC AA and five collective centres, namely Cathedral, Lokoloko, Masna, Nazareth and St Joseph. Interviews were conducted between 7 and 23 January 2020.  

The site adjacent to Pibor UNMISS is estimated to host approximately 2,137 IDPs as of 22 March 2020.

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix is monitoring movements into and out of Pibor UNMISS adjacent area. Rapid site flow monitoring captures only the most basic information on numbers, departure and destination points.

In February 2020, the monthly population count was conducted at Cathedral, Nazareth, St. Joseph, Lokoloko and Masna collective centres where a total of 7,326 individuals were identified.

This map illustrates IDP and returnee numbers by sub-area (470 admin 3) on an A0 layout. 

This map represents teh number of returnees with indication of proportions having returned from within and from abroad South Sudan. 

This map represents IDP figures per county differentiating between those who had been dispalced abroad and those who were only displaced within South Sudan. 

This A0 map based on Mobility Tracking round 6 data details the lcoations of IDP and returnee (from abroad and from within South Sudan) settlements. 

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