The eighth round of the Displacement Tracking Matrix was conducted in January across 13 states, with results to be released at the end of February.
Biometric registration continued in Maiduguri, with 35,842 people registered by the end of January.
IOM’s psychosocial mobile teams reached 6,802 people in Chibok, Yola and Maiduguri, including sensitisation on causes and prevention of Lassa Fever, and 101 people received follow up sessions with lay counselling, family visits or visits at specialist mental health facilities to which they had been referred.
5,309 families received NFI kits in Maiduguri, with a further 549 receiving additional jerry cans. 50 more reinforced emergency shelters were completed at Bakassi, with construction ongoing there. Shelter construction will extend to upgrades in the worst of Maiduguri’s camps.
IOM is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and works in four broad areas of migration management in Nigeria: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration and addressing forced migration. Since July 2014, IOM has been providing humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria, which has led to the displacement of approximately two million individuals, with highest displacement in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.
In January 2016, there was continued in flux into Maiduguri, Borno’s capital, including many hundreds who had fled areas of Borno State where military operations are ongoing. Plans to relocate people living in Maiduguri’s schools to new site developments, to enable the schools to reopen, were delayed in part because of a brutal attack on Dalori Village on 30 January, just five kilometres from Maiduguri, which raised security concerns in the city and heightened people’s fears. In many parts of Borno State that remain highly insecure, camps sheltering people in the tens of thousands in several loca ons—including in Dikwa and reportedly Ngala - remained unreached by the international humanitarian community.