Displacement Situation: Then & Now



In response to the need for accurate information on internally displaced persons (IDPs), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) began
implementing the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) project in July 2014. Working in close collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs), IOM’s DTM programme worked to expand reach to the newly coverage in addition to addressing the needs of accessible areas and gathering accurate information on the caseload of internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The need for immediate humanitarian response was escalated further with the Nigerian military liberating more areas that were previously under the control of the Boko Haram in the insurgency‐hit North‐Eastern State of Borno.
Bama, which was the site for some of the worst clashes between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military, and Dikwa – both in Borno State – are the two
major accessible areas that the DTM programme was able to reach in June.
25,470 individuals were assessed in Bama and 52,560 people in Dikwa by
DTM teams.

The total number of IDPs identified in Abuja FCT, Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara as of 24 June 2016 is 2,066,783 IDPs (344,564 households).

The slight decrease in the number of IDPs compared to the last round of assessment (2,155,618 IDPs) is mainly due to the fact that many IDPs returned to their LGAs of origin (Askira Uba, Damboa, Dikwa, Monguno, Kaga and Konduga) in Borno. Also one camp was closed in Damaturu in Yobe as per the request from IDPs who wanted to return to their places of origin.

In Borno, Maiduguri LGA is hosting the highest number of IDPs (693,392), while most IDPs in Adamawa and Yobe were found respectively in Michika (27,512) and Damaturu (25,338) LGAs.

After extrapolation, the results show that 52.95% of the IDP population are female and 47.05% are male. Children under 18 constitute 55% of the IDP
population and more than half of them are under five years old.

Source: NEMA Nigeria/ IOM July 2016.

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