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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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On 9 June 2017, at Korma IDP gathering site, a fire incident was reported to result in fire damage to 1,001 shelters, 5 fatalities (2 males and 3 females), and 19 casualties.

During the reporting period DTM identified 137,938 IDP families comprised of 827,628 individuals. 395,562 individuals were living in unknown shelter arrangements and 359,670 individuals were living in camps and emergency sites.

DTM identified 136,973 IDP families (comprised of 821,838) who are currently still displaced. DTM also identified 212,832 returnees comprising 35,472 families. The main district of displacement is Mosul where 627,366 individuals were identified.

During the reporting period DTM identified 136,973 displaced households comprised of 821,838 individuals.

DTM identified 945,182 IDPs, 454,054 outgoing migrants and 1,471,388 returnees from abroad. 16,701 key informants were interviewed across 9 provinces and 120 districts. A total of 3,920 settlements were assessed.

Military operations in west Mosul led to the dis-placement of thousands of individuals to camps and out-of-camp locations, which are continuously being identified and monitored, when ac-accessible, by the DTM team.

During the reporting period DTM identified 3,798 displaced families (16,070 individuals).

In Garabolli, 112 migrants were reportedly found in a truck on the week of 15 June 2017 and six migrants were reported to have been kidnapped and assaulted on the road between Sebha and Ashshwayrif.

The overall returnees through Torkham and Chaman during this reporting period were 852 individuals. Of these 51% were female and 49% were male. 44% were between 5 and 17 years old. 38% were between 18 and 59 years old.

DTM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) is deployed to track and provide up-to-date information on sudden displacement and other population movements in: Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gubio, Gwoza, Jere, Kaga, Kala balge, Konduga, Monguno, and Ngala.

During this reporting period 1,278 individuals were observed crossing the border into Haitian territory; this is below the average of 1,867 per week. Of these, 1,120 individuals were voluntarily registered. 58 UASC were identified, which is above the average of 32 individuals.

During the month of June 2017, IOM DTM teams conducted 4 field missions, covering 9 sites/villages, to register and verify different caseloads of IDPs, returnees, refugees and affected host communities in the states of North Darfur, Central Darfur, South Darfur and South Kordofan.

DTM identified 178,355 families comprising 1,079,130 individuals. 4, 38,966 are currently living in camps or emergency sites.

DTM identified 136,373 Families comprised of 818,238 displaced individuals. Of these 730,962 reportedly originated from Mosul district. 389,898 are in unknown shelter arrangements and 355,518 are living in camps and emergency sites.

In April 2017, a total of 21,114 IDPs were registered in Nertiti. 61% of the registered IDPs were under 18 years old or below, of which 51% are females and 28% are under 5 years of age. The IDPs were found to have been displaced from 33 villages / locations in Central Darfur. Most people were dis

In response to the wave of displacement caused by the tribal conflict in May 2017 between Salamat and Misserya tribes in Um Dukhun locality, Central Darfur State; the DTM team was deployed to register a reported figure of 830 households.

In response to several waves of displacement that took place since 2015 from Jebal Mara and its surrounding villages, and due to the need for a better understanding on the numbers, needs and living conditions, the DTM team was deployed to conduct registration and verification exercises of new IDP

During this reporting period DTM identified 136,863 displaced families comprised of 821,178 individuals. The majority of the identified individuals (734,994) reported Mosul as their district of origin.

Over the 5 years, Middle Shabelle has faced multiple natural and man-made hazards.

The Gedo region remains home for most people affected by the prolonged drought, conflict and disease outbreak. This has resulted in an increase of IDPs coming to urbanized areas in Doolow district for service porvision.

Bari region in Puntland, has experienced protracted civil conflict with loss of livelihoods and widespread displacement of 229,000 IDPs.

Since November 2016 to June 2017, Hiraan region has seen a total of 11,864 IDPs and earlier than usual pastoralist movement related to drought, with many moving from rural areas to populated places with a perceived availability of services.

Over the past 5 years, Middle Shabelle has faced multiple calamities with the top three causes of displacement being drough, insecurity, and outbreak of disease.

Hargeysa, Borama and Zeylac districts are growing urban areas in Somaliland, and over the past few years become host to households and individuals that have been displaced as a result of conflict, insecurity or drought.

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