South Sudan: Needs, Vulnerabilities and Impact of COVID-19 Multi-Sector Survey on Urban and IDP Sites (FSNMS+) – Executive Summary (2020) – South Sudan

ABSTRACT

During the second half of 2020, the Displacement Tracking Matrix of the International Organization for Migration (IOM DTM) and the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Units of the World Food Program (WFP VAM) Undertook a joint household-level assessment of Juba urban area and Juba I and IDP camps. III, Wau Urban Area and Naivasha IDP Camp, Bentiu/Rubkona Urban Area and Bentiu IDP Camp, and Malakal Urban Area and Malakal Protection of Civilians (PoC) Site . These profiles quantify the prevalence of vulnerabilities and humanitarian needs across sectors, generate a better understanding of urban displacement and migration, including return and resettlement after displacement in South Sudan or abroad, and assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions.

The assessment contributed to the expanded Food Security and Nutrition Surveillance System (FSNMS+) initiative – endorsed by the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) – to pilot a multi-sectoral household-level needs assessment for South Sudan. By expanding the coverage of the FSNMS to key urban areas and IDP camps, the assessment filled a long-standing information gap for humanitarian response. Additionally, during this exercise, IOM updated the urban sampling framework developed in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) using satellite imagery and ground mapping. The study collected a representative sample of 1,770 households in urban areas and 1,642 households in IDP sites.

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