South Sudan Displacement Crisis December 2018 Akobo Town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.
Since the beginning of the crisis in 2013, this route has been used by South Sudanese heading to or coming back from refugee camps in Ethiopia. In Akobo Town, REACH has recorded arrivals and depatures of South Sudanese by boat at two locations, Tirgol Port and Market Port, on a daily basis since May 2015.
In order to provide an indication of wider trends and volumes of movement,
REACH teams interview arrivals and departures at household (HH) level on household demographics, motivations and intentions of those travelling. Due to insecurity and other issues, data is not always collected on a daily basis. To correct for this inconsistency, data presented for general movement trends across months represents an average based on the number of days of data collection each month. The data presented here is not representative, rather indicative of movement trends for the assessed population.1 The following findings are based on primary data collected between 1 and 23 December 2018. In October, REACH interviewed 181 (790 individuals) arriving and 187 (906 individuals) departing HHs from Akobo Town.