There are an estimated 1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan. ? Unity state hosts the largest number of IDPs (some 541,000), followed by Jonglei (363,000), and Upper Nile (220,000). There are 168,000 IDPs in Central Equatoria, 161,000 in Lakes, 127,000 in Western Equatoria, 107,000 in Eastern Equatoria, 100,000 in Western Bahr El Ghazal, 33,000 in Warrap, and 28,000 in Northern Bahr El Ghazal. ?
Following clashes between two opposition groups on 13 February, over 400 people were displaced in Mukaya, Central Equatoria, and are in need of humanitarian assistance. ? In January, more than 10,000 people were displaced from various places in Jonglei due to clashes, with some 2,300 of them crossing into Ethiopia. ?
Protection of Civilian sites (PoC)
At 8 February there are 204,501 people seeking protection in UNMISS Protection of Civilian sites (PoC), down from 218,869 in early August. ?? IDPs in Bentiu PoC have expressed concern over insecurity after unidentified attackers stormed the camp in late September. UN bases in Malakal, Bentiu, Bor, and Akobo are often attacked. ?
Juba: 38,113 people are in UN PoC sites. ?
Unity: 114,499 IDPs are in Bentiu PoC site. ?
Jonglei: 2,296 IDPs are in Bor PoC site. ?
Upper Nile: 24,417 in Malakal PoC site. Melut PoC site was closed in December as IDPs returned to their places of origin. ? ?
Western Bahr el Ghazal: 25,029 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau, and 149 in Wau. ?
Central Equatoria: There are 38,113 in Juba UN House. ? In Yei, there are approximately 57,000 IDPs, and 30,000 people are estimated to be living in informal settlements in Kajo-Keji.??
In December, Melut PoC site in Upper Nile was closed as the remaining 560 people hosted there were assisted in returning to their areas of origin in Western Bahr el Ghazal, Unity and Jonglei. In Bor, a further 250 were assised to leave the PoC site to return to their areas of origin. ?