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13 Dec 2017 description

IOM conducted flow monitoring at various cross border points, transit areas, PoCs, and IDP Collective sites across South Sudan. Flow monitoring captures the movement dynamics of the displaced population in the country. 1,967 individuals were recorded transiting through the three Flow Monitoring points in Juba City (Gumbo Park, Customs Park & Juba Port), while 932 individuals were recorded transiting through the Flow Monitoring point in Old Fangak Port and 584 were recorded transiting in and out of the PoC in Abyei Amiet Park.

11 Dec 2017 description

IOM conducted flow monitoring at various cross border points, transit areas, PoCs, and IDP Collective sites across South Sudan. Flow monitoring captures the movement dynamics of the displaced population in the country. 1,488 individuals were recorded transiting through the Flow Monitoring point in Juba Gumbo Park, while 523 individuals were recorded transiting through the Flow Monitoring point in Juba Customs Park and 628 were recorded transiting in and out of the PoC in Bentiu.

08 Dec 2017 description

The objective of the VAS is to provide baseline data to map the basic needs and critical gaps of services in areas of high return and to share the findings with government authorities and partners for better planning and targeting of transition and recovery activities. Wau County was prioritized by the Inter Cluster Working Group (ICWG) in Wau due to the increasing number of returnees observed to be moving from the PoC AA site and collective centres (churches) back to their home areas in Wau County. Ninety-four per cent of IDPs staying at PoC AA are from Wau County itself.

06 Dec 2017 description

Juba - UN Women and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) were pleased to host the Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, Seiji Okada, together with the Deputy Director General of South Sudan’s Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Immigration (DNPI), Major General Charles Boza Eywa, and the Advisor to the President on Gender Affairs, Rachael Nyadak Paul, during a trip to Nimule, Pageri County, on 29 November to visit Government of Japan-funded projects.

28 Nov 2017 description

IOM conducted flow monitoring at various cross border points, transit areas, PoCs, and IDP Collective sites across South Sudan. Flow monitoring captures the movement dynamics of the displaced population in the country. 1,240 individuals were recorded transiting through the Flow Monitoring point in Juba Gumbo Park, while 562 individuals were recorded transiting through the Flow Monitoring point in Juba Customs Park and 1,269 were recorded transiting in and out of the PoC in Bentiu.

24 Nov 2017 description

CONTENTS

  1. Measuring irregular migration: Innovative data practices
    Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko

  2. Measuring unsafe migration: The challenge of collecting accurate data on migrant fatalities
    Ann Singleton, Frank Laczko and Julia Black

  3. A new approach: Displacement Tracking Matrix Comprehensive Migration Flows Survey Model
    Michelle Münstermann and Vivianne van der Vorst

17 Nov 2017 description

Juba – Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is endemic in South Sudan, where years of crisis have increased the vulnerability of women and girls. The scale of violence against women and girls in conflict and humanitarian settings is increasingly recognized as one of the most concerning human rights violations.

To better understand knowledge of gender-based violence and improve prevention and response in South Sudan, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with partners, undertook a large-scale study of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) related to GBV.

16 Nov 2017 description

Key Findings

  1. IDPs within the host community at locations up to four hours walk from the centre of Wiechjol.

  2. There are no health facilities at all six IDPs sites. The closest functioning health facility is located 11 hours away on foot in Lankien.

  3. There are boreholes at four out of six of the assessed IDPs sites (no boreholes in Donykhan and Pangaw).

  4. Stagnant water is used for drinking, cooking and washing.

16 Nov 2017 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

  • Insecurity situation and sporadic fighting in in Jonglei and Upper Nile States generated significant new IDP caseloads. Thousands of displaced populations are reported taking refuge in Nyirol, Ulang and Maiwut counties, some of them are also reported crossing the border to Ethiopia seeking protection and humanitarian assistance. The cluster partners are responding to the needs of new caseloads while access remains an added challenge hampering the response.

16 Nov 2017 description

The following information provides a snapshot of some of the activities undertaken by IOM offices in the East and Horn of Africa Region during October 2017.

Highlights:

  • Vulnerable families in Lainya, Central Equatoria, receive relief assistance

  • PoC sites to benefit from comprehensive HV and AIDS services

IOM DISTRIBUTES RELIEF ITEMS TO VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN LAINYA, CENTRAL EQUATORIA

16 Nov 2017 description

IOM conducted flow monitoring at various cross border points, transit areas, PoCs, and IDP Collective sites across South Sudan. Flow monitoring captures the movement dynamics of the displaced population in the country. 1,206 individuals were recorded transiting through the Flow Monitoring point in Juba Gumbo Park, while 752 individuals were recorded transiting through the Flow Monitoring point in Juba Customs Park and 1,814 were recorded transiting in and out of the PoC in Bentiu.

13 Nov 2017 description

Overview

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been sheltering at the Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site since December 2013. There are currently 112,140 IDPs seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working with the communities to improve the living conditions in the site.

13 Nov 2017 description

Juba Gumbo Park FMP

  • Demographic data: 1,753 individuals were recorded transiting Juba Gumbo Flow Monitoring Point (FMP) during the reporting period (up from 1,600 the previous week). 914 individuals (52%) were children of which 186 were under five years old (11%). 728 individuals were between the ages of 5 and 17 years (42%). The majority of the transiting population were women (1,050 women making up 60%) while 703 men were recorded transiting Juba Gumbo Park (40%).

13 Nov 2017 description

Summary of Distribution

  • Where was the distribution held and how was it organised?

  • What and how were beneficiaries informed?

  • How was equal access ensured for men, women, girls and boys?

  • How was order maintained during the distribution?

The distribution was held in Pibor town near the airstrip by INTERSOS with the help of RRC of Pibor town, Local Authority and village chiefs of Pibor South community; and hired casual workers aided the distribution of this loose NFIs items.

13 Nov 2017 description

Summary of Distribution

  • Where was the distribution held and how was it organised?

  • What and how were beneficiaries informed?

  • How was equal access ensured for men, women, girls and boys?

  • How was order maintained during the distribution?

07 Nov 2017 description

Juba – Thousands now have access to HIV/AIDS counselling, testing, and treatment in South Sudan since the International Organization for Migration (IOM) completed the roll out of comprehensive services at the Bentiu, Malakal and Wau Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites in October 2017, benefiting an estimated population of 171,000 people, as well as the host community.

07 Nov 2017 description

Juba – Thousands now have access to HIV/AIDS counselling, testing, and treatment in South Sudan since IOM completed roll-out of comprehensive services at the Bentiu, Malakal and Wau protection of civilian (PoC) sites in October 2017, benefiting an estimated population of 171,000 people, as well as the host community.

In 2016, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis were the leading causes of mortality in the PoC sites, where people are often unable to access health facilities outside the sites due to protection concerns or destruction of public infrastructure.