South Sudan

IOM Jonglei State Event Tracking Report Uror County (Publication date: 24 September 2020)

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Persistent rainfall in Uror County of Jonglei State throughout July and August 2020 led to the flooding of the Fulus / Shwal River causing temporary displacement and disruption in service provision to more than 32,197 individuals (5,840 households). Through a network of DTM focal points and in coordination with other humanitarian partners and authorities, monitoring teams have mapped nineteen locations (villages and neighbourhoods) of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by floods in Uror County between 7 July and 27 August 2020. Many of the affected communities were already in a situation of displacement following localized instances of violence throughout the area in previous months (see related report).

As of 7 September 2020, the situation remains volatile and the affected communities are mostly displaced within the same villages from low to high lands with fewer displaced into neighbouring villages. The floods affected livelihood activities and shelters and increased the risk of malaria and other diseases. The water further impacted the mobility of people and cargo in Uror and rendered data verification challenging. DTM is working closely with partners in order to verify the number of affected individuals in flooded areas to complement ongoing inter-agency rapid needs assessments