The most significant incident in Upper Nile occurred following the SPLA advance from Unity into Panyikang County on 12 April. Fighting is believed to have taken place between Wankur and Tonga with significant resistance from SPLA/iO units under the command of Johnson Olony. However, the SPLA were believed to have been building up forces in Unity state for some time for the purpose of carrying out this offensive suggesting they embarked with significant supplies and weaponry making their comparative advantage significant if not overwhelming. By 15 April, the SPLA claimed that they had taken Tonga from the SPLA/iO.
The IOM Displacement Tracking and Monitoring (DTM) team, in collaboration with partners, conducted the biometric registration of internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in Wau POCAA, UNMISS POC 1 and the collective centers (ECS, St. Joseph, SSRC, Lokoloko and Nazareth ) from 8 March to 1 April 2017. A total of 34,967 individuals or 9,937 households were registered.
DTM recorded entries and exits from Abrouc, Khoradar, Dethoma, Malakal PoC and Renk. There was a significant drop in entries through Abrouc. In Khoradar DTM recorded a significant number of exits compared to previous weeks, 119 individuals. These exits were mainly to Baliet and were facilitated by the government of the newly created Central Upper Nile State. In Dethoma 1 and 2 DTM recorded no exits however entries were recorded. In Malakal PoC 460 exits were recorded. In Renk a slight increase in the number of entries was recorded.
• Ongoing fighting between SPLA and SPLA/iO in Kajo Keji (Central Equatoria)
• Heavy handed operations by SPLA in Parajok (Eastern Equatoria)
• Fighting north of Ayod (Jonglei)
• Incidents of harassment close to Bentiu PoC site (Unity)
• Significant increase in security incidents in the vicinity of Wau (Western Bahr el Ghazal)
The IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team is pleased to share with you the Village Assessment Survey report for the Abyei Administrate Area. IOM in close coordination with local actors, Abyei Community Action for Development (ACAD) and Abyei Peace and Human Rights Organization (APHRO), conducted the VAS from 4-11 December 2016. The objective of the survey is to provide baseline data of the basic needs and critical infrastructure gaps across the Abyei Administrative Area. The key thematic areas of the VAS include: livelihoods, education, healthcare, WASH and protection. The findings of the survey intend to inform recovery and transition programming in Abyei by allowing partners to target critical gaps in basic services and infrastructure.
Data collected 8 – 10 March 2017 through population headcount in Aburoc of IDPs from Wau Shilluk, estimations triangulated through focus group discussions and observation. Chief, RRC and beneciaries were selected as key informants.
IOM conducted a biometric verification exercise in Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) site from 15 to 28 February 2017, covering all 4 sectors and 48 blocks of the PoC. The exercise was successfully completed with a total of 30,559 individuals or 10,300 households verified.
Bentiu, Malakal and Wau PoCs IDP movement trend.
The IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team is pleased to share the Village Assessment Survey (VAS) report for Bor South County. The VAS is an IOM product that has been used across South Sudan for humanitarian and development purposes since 2007. IOM recently adapted the VAS to the current context in efforts to provide partners with comprehensive information on the conditions in affected areas including areas of return. The new tool was piloted in Bor South County in close coordination with the Government of South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) and two national NGOs – Community Agriculture Skills Initiative (CAS) and the South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC). The survey focuses on key thematic areas including livelihoods, education, healthcare, WASH and protection and the findings will inform recovery and transitional programming to allow humanitarian partners to target critical gaps in basic services and infrastructure in affected areas including areas of return.
The findings are shared in the County Report attached as well as the interactive portal. The portal enables partners to generate queries on key sectorial indicators as well as conduct analysis to identify critical gaps in infrastructure availability or accessibility. The VAS questionnaires and raw dataset can be exported directly from the portal.
During the month of September the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) verified 90 sites (713,144 IDPs). The number of IDPs by site type was 236,039 in host communities, 288,636 in spontaneous settlements, 190,753 in PoCs and 53,055 in collective centers. The state with the highest number of individuals in the sites surveyed was Unity state, followed by Jonglei and then Lakes state. Almost 50% of individuals surveyed were living in host community sites.