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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

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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DTM Burundi a identifié 202 726 PDI comprises dans 44 232 ménages dans 17 provinces. 9 032 PDI (4%) vivent dans des camps de déplacés, 129 667 PDI (64%) vivent avec des familles hôtes, 64 027 PDI (32%) vivent dans des maisons louées, maisons vides ou huttes construites soi-même.

In order to better understand the geographic distribution of displacement sites, and population estimates, DTM rolled out the Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT).

The displaced population is estimated at 325,589 individuals (235,913 IDPs, 30,278 unregistered refugees and 59,398 returnees). 678 villages were evaluated including 14 new villages. Additionally, 48 uninhabited villages were identified.

Displacement is in Nugaal is centred in the main towns of Garowe and Burtinle. A majority of the IDPs originate from southern and central Somalia mostly displaced due to drought. These IDPs are often at risk of fire outbreaks and flooding, especially those living along the river bank of Garowe.

The National Strategy on Myanmar Refugees and Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) formulated by the Government of Bangladesh highlights the fact that more than 300,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border and are living in Bangladesh.

The Youth Intentions Baseline Survey aims to understand the perceptions and attitudes of the youth residing in Bentiu PoC in regards to their intentions to stay or leave the PoC and the types of trainings or support required to leave the PoC.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a biometric verification exercise in the Malakal Protection of Civilians (PoC) site from 1 – 11 August 2017, covering four sectors and 48 blocks of the PoC site. A total of 24,402 individuals, or 9,184 households, were verified.

Depuis 2014, la République du Cameroun est affecté par l’insurrection de Boko Haram en Afrique de l’Ouest, dont les attaques et menaces récurrentes ont conduit à des déplacements importants de population. Les donnée recueillies entre le 23 juin et le 7 juillet 2017 comportent des informations sur

DTM recorded the presence of 325,589 displaced individuals (54,418 households) and more than 14 host localities. Seventy-two per cent of the displaced individuals are IDPs while 18 per cent are returnees and 9 per cent non-registered refugees. 

The flow monitoring figures provide an indication of the cumulative number of IDPs displaced from west Mosul. They do not reflect the current number of IDPs from west Mosul who are still displaced, as some might have returned.

DTM identified 139,768 IDP families (838,608 individuals) who are currently displaced and 41,826 returnee families (250,956 individuals). 48% of the displaced population is living in unknown shelter arrangements and 33% are living in emergency sites or camps.

As of 31 July 2017, the DTM has identified 3,295,602 internally displaced persons (549,267 families) displaced after January 2014, dispersed across 104 districts and 3,745 locations in Iraq. For the same period, DTM has identified 2,071,980 returnees (345,330 families).

Ninewa governorate hosts the largest IDP population (31% or 1,025,736 individuals) and reports a very high rate of intra-governorate displacement, with 99% of IDPs originally from the same governorate.

The DTM emergency tracking tool was deployed to track and provide up-to-date information on sudden displacement and other population movements in: Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gwoza, Kaga, Kala Balge, Konduga, Kukawa, Mafa, Monguno Mubi South and Michika.

From the start of January 2014 through 30 July 2017, the DTM identified 3,295,602 internally displaced individuals (549,267 families). This maps shows the sizes of IDP population residing in three main shelter categories (private, critical, camp plus unknown).

DTM identified 139,777 IDP families comprised of 838,662 individuals. The majority of the identified individuals (748,932) originated from Mosul. As of 14 August, Hasansham U3 camp recorded an overall increase of approximately 133 IDP families.

Selon les données collectées durant le mois de juillet 2017, le nombre total des personnes déplacées depuis 2009 dans les dix communes ciblées s’élève approximativement à 18,569 dont 9,517 personnes déplacées par la sècheresse (51% des personnes déplacées).

The objective of the National Monitoring System (NMS) in Ukraine, drawing from IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) approach, is to support the Government of Ukraine in collecting and analysing information on the socio-economic characteristics of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and IDP ho

The majority of IDPs intend to stay in their current place of displacement. There are no health facilities in Pading center or the three IDPs sites. Two functional boreholes in Pading center. No boreholes in the three IDPs sites.

Increasing instability and confl­ict throughout parts of Central Equatoria, particularly around Kajo Keji, Lainya and Yei, led to the displacement of thousands of civilians around the end of 2016 and into early 2017 towards areas by the South Sudanese and Uganda border.

There has been a continued trend of high number of exits over the past weeks. This week recorded 1,222 individuals exiting, comparable to the previous reporting week of 1,128 individuals.

As of 14 August 2017 DTM identified 180,598 IDP families (comprised of 1,083,588 individuals). 

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is an information management tool used by the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster to gather baseline information on displaced populations and the conditions in the areas where they have temporarily settled.

The flow monitoring figures provide an indication of the cumulative number of IDPs displaced from west Mosul. From 25 February to 10 August 2017, a cumulative total of 708,238 individuals had transited through the Hammam al-Aliel screening site.

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