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Cameroon: DTM Displacement Report, Far North Region, Round 11 (2 - 13 October 2017)

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) developed a displacement tracking system, the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) to track and monitor displacement and population mobility. DTM’s tools gather information on various levels and of various kinds, including information on where displacements occur, why they occur, the length of displacement, and the conditions of migrants and internally displaced individuals both on site and in transit. This information is shared with relevant stakeholders, including humanitarian and government actors, to enhance understanding of movements of population and of affected peoples’ needs.

This report aims to provide an overview of the situation in Cameroon’s Far North region, where displacements are primarily caused by insecurity (largely due to acts of violent extremist groups) and, to a lesser extent, climatic phenomena. The information presented in this report was collected directly from displaced populations in the region in close collaboration with local and national authorities during the period from 2 – 13 October 2017.

  • The displaced population is estimated at 335,016 individuals: 241,987 Internally Displaced People (IDPs), 29,337 out of camp refugees, and 63,692 returnees.

  • 743 villages were assessed, including 14 new villages. 60 of the evaluated villages were uninhabited.

  • The displaced population is estimated at 335,016 individuals: 241,987 Internally Displaced People (IDPs), 29,337 out of camp refugees, and 63,692 returnees.

  • 743 villages were assessed, including 14 new villages. 60 of the evaluated villages were uninhabited.

  • 92% of the target population is displaced due to the armed conflict in the region.

  • 8% of the target population is displaced due to flooding and other climatic factors.

  • 51% of the displaced population is comprised of men and boys.

  • 49% of the displaced population is comprised of women and girls.

  • 66% of the target population is aged 0-18 years old.

  • 3% of the target population is aged 60 years or older.

  • 47% of displaced households live with host families, 23% live in spontaneous sites, 16% live in rented houses, 14% returned to their original dwelling, and less than one per cent live in the open air without shelter.

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