The mission visited three subdivisions within the Mayo Banyo division (Bankim, Banyo and Mayo Darlé) where they had discussions with key informants. According to the information provided as well as based on the enrollment figures of children from the North-West (NW) and South-West (SW) for the school year 2018/2019, the estimated number of IDPs from the NW and SW in the Mayo Banyo division stands at 5,3003. All the three sub-divisions host IDPs from the NW and SW regions. The host community have been equally affected by the consequences of insecurity in the NW.
According to the information provided by key informants, the number IDPs from the North West and South West regions has gradually increased in the past year. Some IDPs arrived already during 2018 and continued in 2019 – mainly school children looking to continue their education. There has been a notable increase in arrivals over the year, mirroring the worsening security situation in North West following presidential election. Moreover, in the sub-division of Bankim and particularly in the villages of Song Kollong, incursions of armed groups have been reported. IDPs are found in almost every subdivision in the Mayo Banyo division, but the most affected villages and neighborhoods are Song Kollong, New town, Woumche, Ndangue, Atta, Kouichoum Longras and Lingam located in the Bankim subdivision.