SSD IOM: Regional Information and Coordination Mechanisms for South Sudanese Displacement Dynamics


Continued conflict, food insecurity and a dire economic situation have increased the scale of displacement both within and outside the country to unprecedented levels, with many sheltering in UN POCS or crossing to neighbouring countries. For humanitarians to be able to respond to the needs of these populations, a better understanding of the displacement dynamics and trends must be developed. IOM’s proposed project will help create a better understanding of the displacement dynamics and trends and enable humanitarians to effectively respond to needs of the populations.

Country/region Period Budget
South Sudan
01.02.2017 - 30.08.2018
CHF 500'000
Background As South Sudan enters its fourth year of active conflict since December 2013; over 3 million people are displaced from their homes. Over 1.8 million are internally displaced with more than 200’000 in UNMISS Protection of Civilian sites (PoCs), while the rest are either in IDP camps or on the move for safety. Moreover there are over 1.4 million South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries. Humanitarians find it challenging to understand population movement as there is a huge information gap and cannot therefore respond to their needs in the most effective way. IOM’s proposed project will help create a better understanding of the displacement dynamics and trends and enable humanitarians to effective respond to needs of the populations
Objectives Contribute to a better understanding of South Sudanese displacement dynamics/trends, to effectively  address vulnerabilities through information sharing and co-ordination
Target groups Displaced persons and host communities
Medium-term outcomes
  • Improved and reliable evidence base on South Sudanese displacement trends is available
  • Strengthened IOM coordination and response support mechanisms to better streamline data consolidation and sharing.
Results

Expected results:  

  • Data, statistics and trend shared.
  • Population displacement mapping and reports produced and shared to contribute to evidence base.
  • Roving focal points deployed to priority location to ensure enhanced information flow
  • Website portal regularly updated


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
Other International Organization
  • International Organisation for Migration


Coordination with other projects and actors UNHCR, IOM regional office, REACH, OCHA, NGOs, regional governments, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and the donor community.
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   500'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   500'000