HIS: Bentiu UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site – Unity State, South Sudan

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Bentiu PoC site are concerned about their safety and health. Overall, 83% of IDPs are ‘very concerned’ about their safety and that of their family and 81% are ‘very concerned’ about their health and that of their family.

The research presented here is a brief summary of an information needs assessment conducted in the Bentiu PoC site, Unity state from 26 August- 9 September 2015. The survey aims to assess the information needs and access to media among the displaced population in the Bentiu PoC in order to inform the development of a HIS tool, BBTT. HIS tools have been successfully implementedby Internews across South Sudan in places such as UN House (Central Equatoria), Malakal (Upper Nile), Bor (Jonglei), and Mingkaman (Lakes).