Iraq

Response to the IDP Crisis in Iraq: Displacement Tracking Matrix | DTM Round 38 - February 2016 [EN/AR/KU]

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DISPLACEMENT OF OVER 3.2 MILLION IDPs AMID CONTINUED RETURN MOVEMENTS

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is IOM’s information management tool that gathers specific data on the status and location of displaced persons across Iraq.

From January 2014 to 4 February 2016, the DTM identified 3,320,844 internally displaced individuals (553,474 families), dispersed across 105 districts and 3,698 locations in Iraq. Considering the available information and the DTM methodology, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) maintains the planning figures for the humanitarian response at 3.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Highlights - National Overview

  • The governorates hosting the largest IDP populations are Baghdad, Anbar and Dahuk (page 2) with a total of 1,581,816 individuals corresponding to 48% of the total IDP population.

  • A total of 76% of the displaced population (2,536,290 individuals) have fled from two governorates only, namely Anbar and Ninewa (page 4).

From 7 January to 4 February 2016:

  • The total number of identified IDPs recorded an increase of 1%, i.e. 30,534 individuals (page 3).

  • Overall, the returnee population increased by 6%, i.e. 31,662 individuals (page 12).

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