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23 Sep 2018 description


The Wau PoC area adjacent to UNMISS was established in June 2016, following violence in and around Wau town, making it the most recently established PoC in South Sudan. In April 2017, an outbreak of violence resulted in a major influx, at which point IOM conducted an exercise to biometric register IDPs for food assistance, which recorded the population at 39,156. As of August 2018, the population now stands at 17,373.

23 Sep 2018 description


The Wau collective sites were established in June 2016 following violent clashes in and around Wau town. Currently there are four Collective Centers, Cathedral, Nazareth, Lokoloko and St. Joseph. Since then the protection centres have been protecting thousands of people. A fifth collective site, ECS was established in February 2017 hosting IDPs mainly from Jur River following clashes in the area. In April 2017, all IDPs were evicted from ECS and the site closed, with some IDPs being moved to Masna, 7km south of Wau town.

10 Sep 2018 description

Regional Flow Monitoring Network

26 FMPs and 10 mobile FMPs are currently operational in 7 countries. No FMPS were activated or de-activated during this period.

05 Sep 2018 description

Foreword from the Regional Director

Welcome to the August edition of the UN Migration Agency Bulletin for the East and Horn of Africa.
Like in many parts of the globe, migration continues to dominate debates in our region. On 6 August, IOM and its partners, launched a Regional Migrant Response Plan for the Horn of Africa and Yemen appealing to the international community for USD 45 million. It is the first of such plan to be launched ever.

29 Aug 2018 description

Aiming at strengthening resilience of conflict-affected communities, IOM has employed various community-led Cash-based Interventions (CBIs) in Abyei (construction of resilient shelters), Bentiu (fuel-efficient stoves) and Wau Protection of Civilians (PoC) site (shelter upgrade). Through active engagement and effective partnership with traditional authorities, traders, and women and youth groups, the CBI programme transferred expertise and knowledge to communities to equip them with life skills and improve the living conditions of the affected population.

22 Aug 2018 description

Kapoeta South (Eastern Equatoria) is one of 46 counties included in DTM’s Mobility Tracking between April - June 2018


20 Aug 2018 description


A total of 194,891 beneficiaries registered / verified / tracked since the beginning of 2018, in which 134,330 (21,624 IDPs and 113,454 returnees) were properly registered, while the remaining 60,561 individuals were tracked in different locations. Out of the tracked beneficiaries, 11,086 were South Sudanese who crossed the borders to Sudan through Abyie, 47,180 were returnees (33,067 returned to Sudan from Saudi Arabia and 14,113 returned to different areas in North Darfur State) and 2,295 were IDPs in South Kordofan State.

17 Aug 2018 description

Juba – South Sudan is one of the most dangerous and challenging places in the world to be an aid worker. Thousands of South Sudanese risk their lives every day to provide lifesaving assistance in their own communities, with millions of people facing unprecedented levels of humanitarian need since the crisis broke out in December 2013.

In a country beset by conflict, one can wake up and find an emergency suddenly strike in their own village, driving individuals to provide assistance in extremely difficult and challenging conditions.

16 Aug 2018 description


Three major mobility patterns shaped West and Central African flows in the last three months. The first is a pattern of forced internal displacement flows, mainly as a result of the Lake Chad Basin Crisis. The Crisis directly affecting nearly 4 million persons with more than 2.27 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 1.49 million returns in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

16 Aug 2018 description

IOM DTM is measuring migration to and from Sudan passing through Abyei Town (Amiet Market). Migration to Sudan has been 4.5 times higher than movement from Sudan into South Sudan during the reporting period, December 2017 to June 2018. Movement into Sudan peaked in February 2018 when 1,850 individuals passed through the Flow Monitoring Point (FMP) in direction of Sudan (F.1). Khartoum, Sudan remains the most common destination (79%), followed by Warrap (6%), located just south of Abyei.

16 Aug 2018 description


In mid-July, armed attacks in the Dungop in Abyei led to the displacement of 150 individuals (30 households) to Abyei’s Ameth Aguok region. In early August, humanitarian partners were alerted to the presence of the IDPs and organized an assessment mission to the displacement site, where IDPs are currently residing primarily with family members in the host community. Ongoing WFP food distribution in the area has mitigated the impact of displacement.

15 Aug 2018 description

A report recently published by HI and IOM[1] offers an assessment of the situation in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (POC) Site in South Sudan, where people with disabilities live in difficult conditions and humanitarian services struggle to meet their needs. The report makes a number of recommendations.

08 Aug 2018 description


The DTM Monthly Regional Update contains consolidated summary updates and highlights from field DTM implementation. This document covers updates from the regional network of flow monitoring of migrants as well as the tracking and monitoring of internal displacement in the country. It is published on monthly basis and covers the East Africa and Horn of Africa Region.

03 Aug 2018 description

Malakal PoC site stands out as having consistently witnessed a larger in flow of people than out flow. During the nine-month reporting period, 5,297 individuals (2,384 households) were recorded entering and 543 individuals exiting (202 households). While influx reduced from July to October 2017, one can observe a significant increase by February 2018. Twenty per cent of arrivals cited Sudanese locations of pre-departure (notably Khartoum and White Nile States).