Displacement Tracking Matrix | DTM | Round XV Report - March 2017

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Executive Summary

The Round XV of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Assessment Report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is aimed at creating a better understanding of the scope of displacement and assess the needs of aected populations in conict-aected states of northeast Nigeria. The report covers the period of 15 February to 31 March 2017 and includes six most-aected states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.

The data collected in this report is coming from dierent DTM tools used by enumerators in various administrative levels, i.e. Local Government Area (LGA), ward and displacement sites.
Data was collected via interviews with key informants such as representatives of the administration, community leaders, religious leaders and humanitarian aid workers. To ensure data accuracy, assessments were conducted and cross checked with various key informants.

In this round of assessment, 80,494 people were interviewed to arrive at the demographic prole, reasons for displacement, changes in percentages of IDPs over time, origin, dwelling types and unfullled needs of the displaced people. This sample represents 5% of the identied internally displaced persons (IDP).

To better understand the needs of the aected population, this report includes site assessments carried out in 207 displacement sites (camps, collective and transit centers) covering 592,453 displaced individuals or 111,551 households.

The assessment was also conducted in 1,845 sites where IDPs were staying with host communities, covering 1,240,290 individuals or 214,459 households.

Site assessment details the locations and numbers of IDPs. The report also presents an analysis of sectors like shelter and non-food Items, water and sanitation situations, availability of personal hygiene facilities, waste disposal, food and nutrition, health and education facilities, livelihood, protection and communication means. Lastly, the report includes assessment of returnees and their shelter conditions.


The escalation of Boko Haram violence in 2014 resulted in mass displacement around northeastern Nigeria. To better understand the scope of displacement and assess the needs of affected populations in northeast Nigeria, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) started implementing its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) program in September 2014 in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs). IOM’s DTM is used in countries around the world to track displacement caused by natural disasters and conflict.

The main objective of the DTM in northeastern Nigeria is to support the Nigerian government and humanitarian partners in establishing a comprehensive system to collect, analyze and disseminate data on (IDPs) in order to provide assistance to the population affected by the insurgency. Staff from IOM, NEMA, SEMAs and the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) collect data in the eld, including baseline information at LGA-level and ward-level and conduct detailed assessments in displacement sites, like camps and collective centers, and in host communities where IDPs were living. IOM’s DTM program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). NEMA also provides financial support.