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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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The three primary DTM operations track displacement caused by the 2010 Earthquake, Hurricane Matthew and secondary displacements which have been caused by the start of the rainy season, and deportations at the border with the Dominican Republic. There have been limited changes since the last moni

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.

Galgadud region remains at the epicenter of continued insecurity. The withdrawal of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and local troops from locations in El Bur and subsequent take-over by insurgents has sparked new waves of insecurity and displacement.

The DTM West Mosul displacement overview details the cumulative numbers of IDPs having transited through Hammam al Aliel since 25 February 2017 on a table and map.

The cumulative total of IDPs recorded by DTM from 17 October 2016 to 29 June 2017 is 1,021,476 individuals comprising 170,256 families. Of these, 819,534 individuals (comprising 136,589 families) are still displaced. 389,898 people are currently residing in unknown shelter arrangements.

In Gaalckacyo, Mudug region, severe drought conditions have become the primary reason for migration into urban and peri-urban areas.

As of 30 May 2017, the DTM has identified 3,020,034 internally displaced persons (503,339 families) displaced after January 2014, dispersed across 106 districts and 3,577 locations in Iraq. For the same period, DTM has identified 1,813,680 returnees (302,280 families).

As of 27 June 2017 DTM estimates that 136,589 households (819,534 individuals) are currently still displaced. The Majority of these IDPs (389,898) are living in unknown shelter arrangements and the most commonly reported district of origin was Mosul (735,492 individuals).

The DTM team conducted an assessment in Terekeka from 8-12 June 2017 in order to assess the displacement dynamics and multi-sectorial needs of the IDPs.

This Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) report provides a snapshot on Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gubio, Gwoza, Jere, Kala Balge, Konduga, Kukawa, Mafa, Monguno, and Ngala. During the reporting period, DTM recorded the movement of 894 individuals in Bama, 478 in Jere and 241 in Gwoza. 

As of 27 June 2017 DTM estimates that 72,536 households (432,726 individuals) are currently still displaced. The Majority of these IDPs (360,948) are living in camps or emergency settings and the most commonly reported district of origin was Mosul (352,338 individuals).

During the reporting period DTM identified 3,463 displaced families (15,994 individuals).

As of 27 June 2017 DTM has identified 114,088 displaced families (684,528 IDPs).The majority of IDPs were residing in Camps (441,708 individuals).

DTM identified an estimated 318,929 individuals comprising 228,443 IDPs, 32,459 unregistered refugees and 58,027 returnees. 674 villages were surveyed including 56 new villages. 96% of the assessed population were displaced due to armed conflict in the region.

There was a slight increase in the number of migrants observed entering the flow monitoring points during this period. During the reporting period 7,142 outgoing and 9,411 incoming individuals were identified across the 2 active FMPs that were surveyed.    

Depuis février 2016, l'OIM Niger effectue un suivi des flux migratoires sur deux points de la région d'Agadez au Niger. Les points de suivi des flux migratoires sont placés sur des lieux de transit sur les routes migratoires du Niger.

The on-site population during the reporting period was 114,537 individuals. Of these 50% were male and 50% were female, 35% were less than 5 years old. 4,957 individuals were living in communal shelters. In total there were 12,035 PoC structures recorded.  

During the reporting period the total population of the site was 114,537 individuals (20,714 households). There were 412 entries, of these 35% were due to insecurity, 59% due to food and 6% due to other reasons. There were also 1,715 exits during the reporting period.

During the reporting period the site population was 16,627 individuals (3,224 households). 21% of the population were adult men and 26% were adult women. 24% of the population was below the age of 5 and 29% were between 5 and 17 years old.

During the reporting period the total site population consisted of 39,165 individuals (9,672 households). There were 1,405 entries to the site, the majority of these were as a result of insecurity.

During the reporting period DTM identified 141,373 displaced families comprised of 848,328 individuals. The majority of the identified individuals (760,590) reported Mosul as their district of origin.

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