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South Sudan: South Sudan Displacement Crisis: Nyal Port Monitoring – Panyijiar County, Unity State, South Sudan (April 2018)

Source: REACH Initiative
Country: South Sudan

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Nyal town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei States have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources.

Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people travelling to and from nearby islands.

Since 1 November 2016, REACH has monitored three ports in Nyal – Gap Port, Nyal Port and Katieth Port – to record the arrivals and departures on a daily basis. The information gathered covers household (HH) demographics, key push and pull factors, health concerns, vulnerable populations, and general transportation routes. The daily data was synthesised to provide evidence for more effective humanitarian planning.

REACH collected information from 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to ensure complete coverage of Nyal’s three ports. REACH teams attempt to interview all arrivals and departures at the household level. However, the data presented here is not representative, rather indicative of movement trends for the assessed population. This factsheet is based on 579 people departing (152 HHs), 484 people arriving (130 HHs), and 29 people transiting (7 HHs), which was the data collected from 4 to 30 April 2018.

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