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Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Round XV Report, March 2017


The escalation of Boko Haram violence in 2014 resulted in mass displacement around north-eastern Nigeria. To better understand the scope of displacement and assess the needs of affected populations in northeast Nigeria, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) started implementing its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) program in September 2014 in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs). IOM’s DTM is used in countries around the world to track displacement caused by natural disasters and conflict.


Assessments conducted with key informants at the LGA, Ward and Site level and direct observations. To better understand the needs of affected populations, the report include site assessments carried out in 207 sites (camps, collective centers and transit centers) covering 592,452 displaced individuals or 111,551 households. The assessment was also conducted in 1,845 sites where IDPs were staying with host communities, covering 1,240,290 individuals or 214,459 households.

Principales constatations: 

As of 31 March 2017, the estimated number of IDPs in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe is 1,832,743 (326,010 households), representing a decrease of 77,223 (4%) from the figure of 1,899,830 in the last rounds (DTM Round XIV). Borno continues to host the majority of IDPs (1,428,947) followed by Adamawa (146,605) and Yobe (116,619). While only 1% of the population were displaced before 2014, 33% were displaced in 2014, 31% in 2015 and 34% in 2016 and the first quarter of 2017. 592,452 displaced individuals or 111,551 households live in 207 IDP sites (camps, collective centers and transit centers) and 1,240,290 individuals or 214,459 households in 1,845 host community sites.

Rapport d'évaluation: 
Publicly Available
Questionnaire d'évaluation: 
Publicly Available
Données d'évaluation: 
Publicly Available
Date(s) de l'évaluation: 
15 fév 2017 - 30 mar 2017
État de l'évaluation: 
Report completed
Méthode de collecte: 
Key Informant Interview
Baseline data analysis
Type de population: 
Populations affectés par le conflit
Populations Déplacées
Populations dans les camps
Déplacés internes
Cluster / Secteurs: 
Agence(s) chef de file: 
Government of Nigeria - National Bureau of Statistics
Gouvernement du Nigéria - National Emergency Management Agency
Organisation internationale pour les migrations
Organisation(s) participante(s): 
Gouvernement du Nigéria - National Emergency Management Agency
Organisation internationale pour les migrations
Croix-Rouge Niger
Gestion de l'Information
Déplacés Internes (IDPs)
Nigeria: Complex Emergency - 2014-2021