Displacement Tracking Matrix | DTM | Round XVIII Report - August 2017

from International Organization for Migration
Published on 31 Aug 2017

Executive Summary

This report of the Round XVIII Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessment by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) aims to improve understanding of the scope of displacements, returnees and the needs of affected populations in conflict-affected states of northeast Nigeria. The report covers the period of 25 July to 15 August 2017 and includes the six most-affected States of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.

Round XVIII identified 1,757,288 individuals as displaced in the affected states, representing a decrease of 68,033 persons compared to the population of 1,825,321 that was identified in Round XVII (June 2017). This is in-line with the earlier decrease of 59,010 persons which was recorded in Round XVI (May 2017). The number was arrived at through data collected by different DTM tools used by enumerators at various administrative levels, i.e., at Local Government Areas (LGAs), wards and displacement sites. For insights into demographic profile of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), reasons for displacement, changes in the percentages of displaced persons over time, origin, dwelling types, mobility and unful-filled needs, 66,080 displaced people in this round of assessment. This sample represents four per cent of the identified IDP population.

To better understand the needs of the affected population, this report includes site assessments that were carried out in 2,174 sites. The sites included 241 camps and camp-like settings and 1,933 locations where IDPs were residing with host communities. This report also presents an analysis of sector-wise needs and response including shelter and non-food Items, water sanitation and hygiene, food and nutrition, health, education, livelihood, protection and communication.

Lastly, this report includes assessments of increasing number of returnees and their shelter conditions.

Overview: DTM Round XVIII Assessments

Round XVIII of DTM assessments were conducted from 25 July to 15 August 2017 in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states, covering 776 wards (an increase from 772 in June round and 767 in May round, showing a steady increase in coverage owing to the improved security situation) in 109 LGAs. In Borno, the epicentre of the conflict, DTM continued to have partial access to 25 LGAs out of the 27 LGAs in the north-eastern state, i.e., an increase of one LGA --Guzamala -- since last round. For the first time since the escalation of the conflict, DTM was able to assess two wards in Guzamala LGA. The LGA has been inaccessible due to security situation so far. DTM also assessed one additional ward in Kukawa LGA. Only two other LGAs, namely Abadam and Marte, now remain completely inaccessible to the humanitarian community in Borno.

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