There are an estimated 1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan. ?New displacement has been reported since the beginning of the year in Central Equatoria, Upper Nile and Jonglei. As of April, most are in Unity, Jonglei and Central Equatoria. Around 50% are children.? ??
As of 10 August, there are 218,869 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites across the country.? Despite sporadic reported departures from some PoC sites, the overall number of arrivals has continued to increase since the July 2016 violence. 61% of the PoC population are children.?
Juba: 38,448 people are in UN PoC sites I and III, as of 20 July.?
Unity: 114,683 IDPs are in Bentiu PoC site as of 20 July.?A population decrease in the PoC site in May can be attributed to IDPs leaving to attend to farms, and food distribution taking place outside the site.?However, on 20 July, renewed fighting resulted in hundreds fleeing Bentiu town.?200,000 IDPs in southern Unity are from Leer, Mayendit and Koch counties, where fighting continues.? This includes about 5,800 people who live on seven islands in Panyijiar county. ?
Jonglei: 1,940 IDPs are in Bor PoC site as of 20 July.?An increasing number of people are fleeing towards Ethiopia in search for food, and there are reports of people dying of starvation on the way.??
Upper Nile: 651 people in Melut PoC site and 30,551 people in Malakal PoC site as of 20 July.?Since the government launched an offensive on opposition strongholds in Pagak county on 2 July, an estimated 30,000 civilians fled to Malual, Udier, Chotbora and Pamach in Longochuk county, and Pangak, Jekow and Joko in Maiwut county. More displacement is expected as the offensive is ongoing as of 17 July.
Western Bahr el Ghazal: Fighting at the end of April caused a near doubling of the displaced population in Wau, with 79,000 people sheltering in the PoC site.? Fighting in the region has caused thousands to flee their homes in September. Exact numbers of displaced are not yet known, however, they are sheltering in makeshift camps and are in need of humanitarian assistance. ?
Central Equatoria: There are 100,000 IDPs in Juba, including 38,448 in Juba UN House as of 20 July.? In Yei, there are approximately 57,000 IDPs, and 30,000 people are estimated to be living in informal settlements in Kajo-Keji.??As a result of inter-communal clashes, large scale displacement was reported in May in Terekeka and IDPs are sheltering on islands of Gemeiza, Khorshomba, Kanya-wai, Gulubach, Gori, Yeki, Malang and Legger, and to the north in Bor south in Jonglei. Shelter and WASH needs are reported as IDPs sleep in the open, drink untreated water and lack access to latrines.?An estimated 750 -1,000 IDPs live with host communities.?
Eastern Equatoria: An estimated 75% of Eastern Equatoria's population is displaced: 34,000 IDPs are thought to be in Magwi county, 4,200 in Ikotos, 5,000 in Torit town, and almost the entire population of the Pageri area estimated at around 29,500.??
Lakes: Around 1,000 people fled eastern Lakes towards Unity following intercommunal clashes that erupted on 28 June. Food needs are reported along the way.?
Floods have displaced at least 100,000 people, 70,000 in Aweil and 40,000 in Maban. Based on the high levels of food insecurity in both counties, and the ongoing issue of cholera in the country, this displacement is particularly concerning. The floods may worsen as the rainy season will continue until October. ?