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Data Science and Ethics Group

Group SummaryBuilding on recent work and attention on ethical humanitarian data science, the Data Science and Ethics Group (hence referred as “the group”) gathers key actors involved in data science…

Resource 2019-07-22T12:00:00

DTM & Partners Toolkit

DTM data are shared with humanitarian actors to inform response. DTM and most Global Clusters, AoRs and WGs have jointly developed tools to support cooperation in the field and obtain DTM data that…

Resource 2018-11-16T12:00:00

Displacement Tracking Matrix Educational Materials

The displacement of people within their own countries is a matter of increased concern worldwide, most especially among those involved in humanitarian work.  “The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)…

Reference 2018-04-27T12:00:00

DTM Vacancies

Iraq: Project Officer (Displacement, Tracking & Monitoring (DTM))Iraq: DTM Coordinator (Displacement Tracking Matrix)

Key Resource 2018-03-27T12:00:00

Timeline of DTM activation

This visualization shows the countries where DTM has been active since its inception. By 2018, DTM has been active in over 70 countries tracking human mobility in natural disaster, conflict and mixed…

Reference 2018-03-12T12:00:00

Methodological Framework used in Displacement Tracking Matrix Operations for Quantifying Displacement and Mobility

DTM’s effectiveness in meeting varying objectives in a diverse range of contexts relies on its ability to maintain a lightweight, flexible and modular structure, enabling quick adjustments and…

Methods 2017-12-05T12:00:00

Feedback on displacement.iom.int

The new global DTM website launched in November 2017 contains site and area specific information on displaced populations, links to reports and datasets for DTM operations worldwide. We want your…

Technology 2017-11-09T12:00:00

DTM team and key facts

Reference 2017-11-08T12:00:00

Prepositioning relief: Using a random walk model to predict the distribution of IDPs in Nigeria

Random walk is a mathematical modelling technique used in many scientific fields to model seemingly random behavior. Displacement in conflict scenarios, in contrast to displacement induced by rapid-…

Methods 2017-11-07T12:00:00

Guidance and Best Practices: Humanitarian Data Protection

IOM’s Data Protection Principles were developed in 2009 to assist IOM staff in handling personal data. However, due to rapid changes in technology and new threats to data protection, staff requested…

Methods 2017-11-07T12:00:00

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Dans le contexte des conflits touchant les régions de Diffa, Maradi, Tahoua et Tillabéry, et de la détérioration de la situation sécuritaire dans la région du Liptako Gourma (zone transfrontalière chevauchant le Burkina Faso, le Mali et le Niger), L’OIM, en collaboration avec le Ministère de l’Ac

L’évaluation rapide de l’OIM (Emergency Tracking Tool, ETT) est un outil mis en place dans le but de collecter des informations sur les mouvements importants et soudains de populations.

L’objectif de l’outil de suivi des urgences est de rassembler des informations sur les mouvements significatifs et soudains de populations.

During the reporting period (11 to 17 May 2022), a total of 91 movements were recorded - 44 returns (2,097 individuals), 23 arrivals (1,036 individuals), 19 departures (472 individuals), and 5 transits (268 individuals).

L’évaluation rapide de l’OIM (Emergency Tracking Tool, ETT) est un outil mis en place dans le but de collecter des informations sur les mouvements importants et soudains de populations.

Between 11 June and 16 July 2020, DTM tracked 1,584 individuals (264 families) returning to Sinjar and Al-Ba’aj districts in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate.

Between 18 September and 1 October 2020, DTM tracked 3,976 individuals (753 families) returning to Sinjar and Al-Ba’aj districts in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate.

Between 30 October and 21 November, DTM tracked 6,287 individuals (1,191 families) returning to Sinjar and Al-Ba’aj districts in Iraq’s Ninewa Governorate.

The Return Index Governorate Profiling provides singular analysis and insights on returns at the governorate level, with a comparison of figures and severity of living conditions over the course of 2019.

On 26 October 2021 an attack was launched in several villlages in Muqdadiya district of Diyala governorate, carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

CONTEXT With the end of the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), protracted displacement has come to characterize the post-conflict environment in Iraq.

The DTM Emergency Event Tracking (EET) is deployed to track sudden displacement and population movements, provide more frequent updates on the scale of displacement, and quantify the affected population when needed.

DTM has been tracking climate-induced displacement across the central and southern regions of Iraq since June 2018.

Between 4 June and 10 July 2020, DTM tracked 2,169 individuals (542 families) returning to Sinjar and Al-Ba’aj districts in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate.

Between 7 and 21 August 2020, DTM tracked 716 individuals (132 families) returning to Sinjar and Al-Ba’aj districts in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate. This brings the total number of individuals that have taken this route to 15,469 (2,850 families) since data collection commenced on 8 June.

Between 22 August and 2 September 2020, DTM tracked 3,278 individuals (644 families) returning to Sinjar and Al-Ba’aj districts in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate.

Between 2 and 16 October 2020, DTM tracked 4,042 individuals (752 families) returning to Sinjar and Al-Ba’aj districts in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate. This brings the total number of individuals that have taken this route to 30,706 (5,736 families) since data collection commenced on 8 June.

Between 22 November 2020 and 3 January 2021, DTM tracked 4,484 individuals (826 families) returning to Sinjar and Al-Ba’aj districts in Iraq’s Ninewa Governorate.

Nearly two years after the official end of the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), more than 4.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned to their places of origin across eight governorates in Iraq.

Between 30 November and 6 December 2020, a total of 531 households (2,484 individuals) have been recorded as arriving to non-camp settings following the camp closures that are currently taking place.

The DTM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) is deployed to track and to collect information on large and sudden population movements, provide frequent updates on the scale of displacement and quantify the affected population when needed.

DTM has been tracking climate-induced displacement across the central and southern regions of Iraq since June 2018.

DTM has been tracking climate-induced displacement in Ninewa since June 2021. In almost all cases, displacement of returnee families has occurred because low rainfall severely impacted households’ ability to provide fodder for livestock.

Between 17 and 27 July 2020, DTM tracked 1,609 individuals (308 families) returning to Sinjar and Al-Ba’aj districts in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate. This brings the total number of individuals that have taken this route to 12,920 (2,382 families) since data collection commenced on 8 June.

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