The Returnee Master List provides data on the number of returnees at the governorate, district, subdistrict and location levels, their shelter type, the period of displacement, areas of last displacement for returnees. IOM’s RARTs continuously collect data through interviews with key informants and report it every two months. Additional information is gathered from government registration data and partner agencies. The Master List presents data on the number of individuals and households: the number of individuals is calculated by multiplying the number of households by six, the average size of an Iraqi household, or by five for in-camp households.
Data collection for Round 125 took place between 1 January and 31 March 2022. As of 31 March 2022, DTM identified 4,959,714 returnees (826,619 households), dispersed across 8 governorates, 38 districts, and 2,179 locations in Iraq. A total of 7,482 new returnees were recorded between January and March 2022. This is significantly lower than the number of returns recorded in
the previous period between October and December 2021 (13,158). Notably, this is the lowest number of returns recorded since they commenced in April 2015. During this period, the highest number of newly arrived returnees was recorded in Salah al-Din (3,174), followed by Ninewa (2,064), Anbar (660), and Baghdad (612).