South Sudan — Abyei Adm. Area Flow Monitoring (Jul-Dec 2018)

Contact
DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int
Language
English
Location
South Sudan
Period Covered
Jul 01 2018 -
Dec 31 2018
Activity
  • Flow Monitoring

Summary

Amiet Market, located in Abyei Administrative Area (AAA) represents one of the main transport nodes linking Sudan (SD) and South Sudan (SSD). The inter-communal market was created in 2016 buttressing the peace agreement signed between the Misseriya and Ngok Dinka with support from the United Nations. Migration through the market is most commonly of circular nature. South Sudanese nationals temporarily travel to Sudan to access services, notably healthcare (44%). Travelers to Sudan are overwhelmingly women and girls (63%) and nearly half are children under 18 years (47%). Travelers on their way back to South Sudan represent only a quarter of interviewed individuals.