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South Sudan: DTM IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix: Malakal PoC Site Flow Monitoring, 1 September – 30 November 2018

Source: International Organization for Migration
Country: South Sudan, Sudan

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) keeps track of movement into and out of Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) site. DTM interviewed 3,519 households representing 3,898 individuals from September to November 2018. Malakal distinguishes itself from other PoC sites by its proportionally large commuter population that leaves in the morning and returns on the same day (70% of measured ow), hence the small average household size the mobile population, and a relatively small proportion of new arrivals or permanent exits (3%). Same-day travellers (62% women and girls) most commonly farmed or shed in near-by locations such as Eastern Malakal (43%) and, to some extent, Ogot (11%).

A quarter of the interviewed population returned or embarked on an overnight trip (up to over four months, i.e. long-term) from the site (26%), mostly engaging in other livelihood activities in Malakal or Fashoda (68% and 7% of all temporary leaves) with some mid (2 weeks to 3 months) to long-term leavers spending time in Sudan (16% of same group). Nearly half of all new arrivals to the site intended to stay for more than a month (48%), most commonly arriving for family or livelihood reasons in locations such as Malakal, (9%), Juba (9%) or Renk (9%). Those intending to permanently leave the site (2% of all interviewed) aimed for locations within Malakal (41%) or Fashoda (20%) because of perceived improvements in living conditions there or because of a deterioration of living conditions in the site. Please note that percentages are rounded up and may not add up to exactly 100.

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