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IRNA: Jonglei IDPS in Mingkaman, Awerial County, Lakes State

  • To visit nine IDPs high concentration areas in Mingkaman subdivided into three main sites namely; Site zero/ 0 (Thon-Achak, Mingkaman Primary School, New Market), Site 1 (Tomrok Primary School, Matt-Academy and Roordit) and Site 2 ( Kon Anok, Pannhial and Padar Primary schools.
  • A combination of purposive selection, simple random and stratified sampling was used. During data collation, a total of 25 focus group discussions , 23 key informant interviews and 35 households’ interviews were conducted and 635 children under 5 years were also MUAC screened with the help of 10 Community nutrition volunteers (CNVs) and 2 nutrition assistants (NA) from CUAMM. Transact walk and observations were also used.
Key findings: 
  • There are over 50,000 IDPs according the RRC and IDPs community leaders
  • Most of the IDPs community are using surface water and open unprotected water source for domestic and personal use at household levels. (Bathing and washing cooking items) because of non-functional / breakdown of 7 motorized solar water systems in all the sites of site 1,2,3 and non-rehabilitation of broken-down hand pumps in site 2 sector 2 and site 3 sector 1 coupled with long queuing time for water collection from water points that take almost 4 hrs. to collect water for drinking and domestic/personal use.
  • At the health facilities, the current number has overwhelmed planned health and nutrition facilities.
  • There is prolonged waiting time to receive medical care in OPD and the situation is aggravated by insufficient drugs to meet the increased demands. The main health concerns reported by the health professionals, revealed increased cases of Acute Respiratory Infections (89%), malaria (78%) and diarrhea (67%) as the three leading conditions are a major concern and are worried of stock out of essential supplies. MUAC Screening already indicate 3.15% of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and 17% of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) among the IDPs which is already above emergency threshold.
  • A few of the IDPs came along with some food reserves that they got from Jonglei prior to their displacement and this food reserve has been exhausted for most of the households. The IDPs have now stayed more than a month and some are surviving through kinship support from old IDPs and host communities while others are coping through begging or borrowing from the fellow old IDPS or host communities.
  • Humanitarian on the ground do not have NFIs and Shelter, WASH kits for households, food stock and humanitarian situation is dire and support from National Clusters is urgently needed.
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Assessment Date(s): 
07 Sep 2020
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
Displaced population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Participating Organization(s): 
Catholic Relief Services
Doctors with Africa CUAMM
Finn Church Aid
Health Data Collaborative
HelpEducation South Sudan (South Sudan)
Norwegian People's Aid
Plan International
Reach Africa Organization (South Sudan)
REACH Initiative
Tunisian Red Crescent
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
World Food Programme
World Health Organization
Other location: 
South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2020