The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is IOM's information management tool that gathers data on the status, location and needs of displaced persons as a result of ongoing conflict in Northeast Nigeria. As of 31st October 2016, the DTM has identified 1,822,541 internally displaced persons (IDPs) —321,514 families — displaced since the escalation of violence in 2014.
■ Largest IDP populations are located in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, corresponding to 93% of the total IDP population;
■ 97% of displacements were due to the conflict;
■ In Borno, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council LGA is hosting the highest number of IDPs. (528,765) from assessments carried out between 21st September to 26th October 2016;
■ Total number of identified IDPs decreased by 61,173 individuals;
■ 958,549 returnees from within and outside Nigeria recorded since August 2015;
■ Survey of unmet needs showed food is the most unmet need for 49.5% surveyed.
In response to the need for reliable information on internally displaced persons (IDPs) in conflict‐affected parts of Nigeria, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) began implementing its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programme in July 2014. The DTM supports the Government of Nigeria and other humanitarian response partners, and allows them to assess the needs of IDPs in a systematic way in the field. It also provides a profile of the internally displaced populations.
The DTM programme in Nigeria works in close collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs) to highlight the needs of IDPs in accessible areas. It also gathers reliable information on the caseload of IDPs. The DTM teamsinclude representativesfrom NEMA, SEMAs, the Nigerian Red Cross and IOM. They gather baseline information at Local Government Area (LGA) and ward‐level and conduct detailed surveys in camps and camp‐like sites. IOM’s pioneering programme is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO). NEMA also provides financial support.
Key points from DTM Round XII
During the Round XII Assessment, DTM had access to 21 out of all 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno, the northeastern state hardest hit by the conflict. This showed the heightened need for immediate humanitarian response. IOM assessed an additional LGA (Ngala) in Borno in this round despite the continued insecurity and poor roads conditions.
The six northeastern states were the focus of this DTM round, while the previous rounds covered as many as 13 across different regions, too. The six states are: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe, covering a total of 106 LGAs and 924 wards.
This round also presents the unmet needs of displaced people and updated numbers on returnees as well as their shelter conditions.
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