733,937 individuals active in the DTM biometric database (56% women, 30% under 18)
87% of South Sudan’s counties covered by DTM mobility tracking data collection by the end of 2018
20 Flow Monitoring Points throughout the country
8 Displacement site flow monitoring locations measuring population flows in and out of Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites and collective centres
3 Village assessment surveys (VAS)
4 Intention surveys and needs assessments
IOM South Sudan’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team helps capture, process and disseminate information on displacement and returns regularly and systematically to provide a better understanding of the movements and evolving needs of mobile populations. The humanitarian community’s ability to provide assistance in a timely and targeted manner is highly dependent on knowledge of human mobility trends and patterns. DTM South Sudan aims to provide humanitarian actors and national authorities with actionable information for preparedness, response and recovery, supporting interventions that meet immediate needs while feeding into the identification of durable solution. By the end of 2018, over 75 per cent of counties in South Sudan were covered by DTM’s mobility tracking activities to provide an evidence base of numbers and locations of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees in the country. Over 700,000 people were accounted for on IOM South Sudan’s biometric registration database to assist in targeted and accountable distributions.
Source: International Organization for Migration