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Flash Report | Population Displacement, North East Nigeria - Dikwa LGA (Borno State) 16 - 25 March 2021

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The lingering conflict in Nigeria's North East Zone has been the major cause of widespread population displacement. Over 2 million persons have been forced to leave their areas of residence in search of safety and security in neighbouring Wards and LGAs. On 01 and 02 March 2021, a Non-State Armed Group (NSAG) carried out an attack in Dikwa LGA, leading to a substantial wave of population displacement. More than two weeks after the attack, former residents continue to seek refuge in other parts of Borno State. Following the attack, multiple flow monitoring assessments were conducted by DTM field staff with the purpose of informing the humanitarian community and government partners, and enabling targeted response. Flash reports utilise direct observation and a broad network of key informants to gather representative data and collect information on the number, profile and immediate needs of the affected population. An additional 2,296 individuals arrived in the period 16 - 25 March 2021 resulting in a total of 3,876 arrivals since the attacks occurred. They arrived at Dikwa Motor Park (Dusuman Ward in Jere LGA) from various camps and communities in Dikwa LGA. As presented on the map below, their intended destinations were locations in the LGAs Jere and Maiduguri M.C. in Borno State.

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