From November 2017 to June 2021, UNHCR verified that 403,555 South Sudanese refugees have returned to South Sudan, out of which 282,869 have arrived since October 2018 after signing the revitalized peace agreement. To learn more about the challenges they face and their plans for the future, UNHCR conducts an in-depth household-level survey of returnees across the country.
UNHCR and partners on quarterly basis collect information on refugee returns through key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and partner monitoring reports. Jointly with Government's Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, UNHCR validates the reports by interviewing randomly selected returnee households in areas of return during the period. 2093 households out of 13,246 households that arrived from April to June 2021 were interviewed from Unity, Northern/Western Bahr el Ghazal, Jonglei, Warrap, Central/Eastern/Western Equatora and Upper Nile