Intentions Survey: National level movement, Intentions of IDP households in formal camps (February 2019)


Between late 2013 and 2017, intensification of conflict in north and central Iraq has resulted in large scale displacement, with 1.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) identified across Iraq as of February 2019. Of these, approximately 90,000 households are estimated to be residing in 109 formal camps across the country.

Throughout 2018, IDP rates of return to Area of Origin (AoO) across Iraq slowed down. This trend has highlighted the need for greater information on movement intentions to better understand barriers to returning, as well as requisite conditions for safe and voluntary return. To address this information gap, REACH, in partnership with the Iraq CCCM Cluster, conducted an intentions survey in all identified formal camps with 100 or more households. The survey took place between 30 January and 28 February 2019.

A total of 4,300 households were interviewed across 49 formal camps in Anbar, Baghdad, Dahuk, Diyala, Erbil, Kerbala, Kirkuk, Ninewa, Salah al-Din and Sulaymaniyah governorates. Households were sampled to allow findings to be generalizable with a 95% level of confidence and 10% margin of error at the camp level.

This factsheet presents national level findings for IDP households in formal camps. At the national level, findings are generalizable with a minimum 99% level of confidence and maximum 5% margin of error. This level is guaranteed for all questions that apply to the entire population surveyed.

Full details on the methodology are included in the Terms of Reference