South Sudan

South Sudan Displacement Crisis: Nyal Port Monitoring - Panyijiar County, Unity State, South Sudan (September 2017)

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CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Nyal Town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei states have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources. Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people traveling to and from nearby islands.

Since 1 November 2016, REACH has monitored three ports in Nyal - Gap Port, Nyal Port and Ketieth Port - to record the arrivals and departures on a daily basis. The information gathered covers household demographics, key push and pull factors, health concerns, vulnerable populations, and general transportation routes.

REACH port monitors collected information from 7:30am - 6:30pm Monday through Saturday to ensure complete coverage of Nyal’s three ports. REACH teams attempt to interview all arrivals and departures at the household level using a contextualized survey. However, please note that the data presented here is not representative, rather indicative of movement trends for the assessed population. Daily data was synthesized to provide evidence for more effective humanitarian planning. The following is based on 65 departure and 47 arrival households recorded from 1 to 30 September 2017.