This mid-year edition of A Region on the Move is marked by the unprecedented restrictions on global mobility caused by the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The first half of 2020 was marked by an escalation in sub-national and localized violence throughout the country and Jonglei State and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA) have been major hotspots for such violence.
As of July 2020, DTM in the region tracked 6.3M Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and 2.9M Returnees, as reported during the latest round of DTM assessments for each country, or through secondary data sources.
In July 2020, the monthly population count was conducted at Masna collective centre where 5,496 individuals were identified and Wau PoC AA with 9,393 individuals. The population of Wau PoC AA marginally decreased from 9,990 individuals in June 2020 (decreased by 597 individuals).
IOM’s biometric registration system has been active since 2014 with 943 283 beneficiaries active in its database to date, out of which 56 per cent (528,659 individuals) are female and 59 per cent (558,429 individuals) are under 18 years old.
As per June 2020 population count findings, Bentiu PoC site's population stands at 99,052 individuals (15,501 households) in 11,858 inhabited shelters (on average 8 individuals per shelter).
IOM’s biometric registration system has been active since 2014 with 944 004 beneficiaries active in its database to date, out of which 56 per cent (529 095 individuals) are female and 59 per cent (558 863 individuals) are under 18 years old.
In May 2020, the monthly population count was conducted at Masna collective centre where 6,127 individuals were identified and Wau PoC AA with 9,956 individuals. On 9 April 2020, the Diocesan Major Response Team on COVID-19 requested to close several Wau collective centres.
As per the May 2020 population count, the population stands at 111,766 individuals (15,959 households) in 12,054 inhabited shelters (on average 9 individuals per shelter).