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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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Included in this Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) snapshot are Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gwoza, Kala/Balge, Ngala and Monguno. 1,397 Individuals (357 households (HH)) arrived at Camps in Bama.

The DTM team conducted a market assessment in Abrouc from 28 March – 4 April.

DTM recorded 304,152 IDPs comprising 50,692 families across ten governorates. The governorate of Ninewa currently hosts the most IDPs, 284,622 (94% of the total). Mosul was the most commonly cited district of origin with 229,694 people recorded as originating from there.

The DTM team conducted a follow up survey in Abrouc from 28 March to 4 April 2017 to provide more in depth understanding of the intentions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) as well as their sectorial needs. The survey tool included inputs from partners.

DTM recorded 549,846 individuals (91,641 IDP families) as of 4 April 2017. 342,744 IDPs were found to be living in camps, 100,848 in critical shelter arrangements, 99,864 in private settings, 5,220 in unknown shelter arrangements and 1,170 in reception centres.

IOM Pakistan’s Weekly Situation Report on the Return of Undocumented Afghans through the Torkham border, reporting period [2nd - 8th April 2017].

DTM recorded 302,430 IDPs comprising 50,405 families across ten governorates. The governorate of Ninewa currently hosts the most IDPs, 282,984 (94% of the total). Mosul was the most commonly cited district of origin with 267,948 people recorded as originating from there.

The DTM Baseline Mobility Assessment was conducted from 29 January to 16 March 2017 in 3 provinces: Nangarhar, Kunar and Laghman, covering a total of 42 districts and 1,368 settlements with existing target populations.

In March 2017 DTM Libya identified 256,615 IDPs across 656 muhallas and 100 baladiyas. The main driver of displacement was for 96% of surveyed migrants the threat of general conflict and armed group presence.

This is a compilation of all Round 15 Borno Site profiles.

As of December 2016, there were 3,064,1462 IDPs displaced due to conflict in Iraq, living in 3,700 locations across the country.

This is a list of all Round 15 sites including site number, site name, state local government area (LGA), ward name with the respective number of households and individuals.  

The Governorate Profiles complement Part I (Thematic Overview) providing individual profiles of the eighteen Iraqi governorates, thus reviewing all key themes identified at governorate and district level.

As of 31 March 2017, DTM has identified 1,832,743 IDPs (326,010 households) across Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe states.

The Surveys conducted indicate that 73% of education facilities are functional, 73% of health facilities are functional and 21% of villages are deserted. In addition, 52% of bomas reported the presence of UXOs. The payams hosting the majority of IDPs are Rumameer, Majak and Alal.

This is a compilation of all Round 15 Yobe site profiles.

This is a compilation of all site profiles in Adamawa identified in Round 15 assessments.

A total of 1,151,427 individuals have returned to their respective homes. 78,575 (6.8%) individuals returned from Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic. This dashboard highlights areas with high return populations.

The report covers the period of 15 February to 31 March 2017 and includes six most-a­ffected states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.

This is a compilation of all round 15 Taraba site profiles.

This is a list of all round 15 wards including state, local government area (LGA), ward and the number of households/ individuals. 

During the reporting period DTM identified 206 camps and camp-like settings (formal and informal camps) housing 567, 795 individuals (108,399 households). Most camps were found in Borno state with 238,751 informal as well as 299,722 formal camps.

47,875 Families comprised of 287,250 IDPs were recorded. Most IDPs originated from Mosul (252,768 individuals) and most IDPs were living in camps or emergency sites (244,404 individuals).

DTM recorded 47,875 families comprised of 287,250 individuals. The district hosting the most IDPs is Mosul (151,182 IDPs). 13,438 families (80,628 individuals) were recorded as returnees.

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