Displacement Tracking Matrix - Iraq IDP Crisis - January 2014 to 30 October 2017: IDP Shelter Arrangement

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IOM’s DTM aims to monitor displacement and provide accurate data about the IDP population in Iraq. Data is collected by Rapid Assessment and Response Teams (RART), composed of 123 staff on the entire Iraqi territory. Data is gathered via a network of over 9,500 key informants.

From the start of January 2014 through 30 October 2017, the DTM identified 3,173,088 internally displaced individuals (528,848 families). This maps shows the sizes of IDP population residing in 3 main shelter categories (private, critical, camp plus unknown).

Private settings
Families: 252,424
Individuals2: 1,514,544

Critical shelter arrangements
Families: 62,631
Individuals: 375,786

Families: 128,771
Individuals: 772,626

Unknown shelter arrangements
Families: 85,022
Individuals: 510,132

Private Settings include: Rented Houses; Hotels/ Motels; with Host Community.
Total individuals are estimated by multiplying total families by 6, the average size of an Iraqi family
Critical Shelter Arrangements include: Informal Settlements; Religious Buildings; Schools; Unfinished and Abandoned Buildings; and Other Formal Settlements.