This report presents the results from Round 38 of Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessments carried out by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and aims to improve the understanding of the scope of internal displacement, the plight of returnees and the needs of the displacement affected populations in North East Nigeria. The report covers the period from 21 June to 27 July 2021 and reflects the trends from the six states in Nigeria’s North East Geopolitical Zone (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe).
In Round 38, a total of 2,182,613 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were identified in 444,781 households. This signifies a decrease of less than 1 per cent (or 8,580 individuals) compared to Round 37 when 2,191,193 IDPs were recorded (May 2021). When comparing the number of IDP individuals during the past year, between Round 38 and Round 33, the number of IDPs in North East Nigeria has increased by almost 3 per cent or 64,063 individuals.
Furthermore, a total of 1,918,063 returnees were recorded in the DTM Round 38 assessment. This presents a significant increase of 164,579 individuals or 9 per cent compared to Round 37.
During Round 38, IDP assessments were conducted in 2,380 locations, with the purpose of better understanding gaps in services provided and the needs of the affected population. Site assessments included an analysis of sector-wide needs, shelter and non-food items, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), food and nutrition, health, education, livelihood, security, communication and protection.