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Displaced population tracked by DTM in Nigeria
Latest IDP estimates from IDMC
In Nigeria, IDMC GRID Dec 2018
Total population in Nigeria
As of 2018 World Bank
West and Central Africa


  • Administrative division with available number of displaced persons
  • Site assessed by DTM

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From the period 2 – 8 September 2019, a total of 2,521 movements were recorded, composed of

From the period 26 August – 1 September, a total of 2,748 movements were recorded, comprising of 729 arrivals and 2,019 departures.

From the period 19 – 25 August, a total of 6,980 movements were recorded, composed of 1,371 arrivals and 5,609 departures.

The geopolitical zones of North Central and North West in Nigeria have been affected by a multidimensional crisis, rooted in deep and historic rifts and rekindled in 2013 by worsening socioeconomic and environmental conditions in the two regions.

Within the period of 12 – 18 August, a total of 7,398 movements were recorded, of which include 821 arrivals and 6,577 departures.

Incessant rains have led to the displacement of some residents of Asheikri, Kawuri, Hausari, Ma’anna/Dagambi, Balle/Gallaba/Melari and Gumsa wards in the Geidam Local Government Area (LGA) of the northeastern state of Yobe.

Within the period of 5 – 11 August, a total of 1,084 movements were recorded, including 687 arrivals and 397 departures.

Within the period of 29 July - 4 August, a total of 1,390 movements were recorded, including 1,011 arrivals and 379 departures.

Within the period of 22 - 28 July, a total of 2,967 movements were recorded, including 2,297 arrivals and 670 departures.

Batsari Government Model Primary School in Batsari LGA of Katsina state has recorded populat

The North Central and North West zones of Nigeria have been witnessing large scale population displacement caused by a spurt in criminal activities, such as kidnappings and attacks by herdsmen, as well as communal clashes.

Within the period of 15 - 21 July, a total of 1,390 movements were recorded, including 1,140 arrivals and 250 departures.

Between 8 -14 July 2019, 599 individuals (154 households) arrived at the Arabic Village Camp in the Ngala Local Government Area (LGA) (Borno State).

Within the period of 8 - 14 July, a total of 2,974 movements were recorded, including 2,142 arrivals and 832 departures.

Within the period of 1 - 7 July, a total of 2,796 movements were recorded, including 2,021 arrivals and 775 departures.

Following the displacement of 9,432 individuals between 21 and 27 May 2019 from Sabon Gari Community to Damboa Town, 142 households (710 individuals) were being hosted in Unity Camp Phase 2, while 156 households (717 individuals) were accommodated in classrooms in GSS

DTM Round 27 list of displacement sites assessed.

DTM Round 27 list of assessed ward.

IOM manages the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in Nigeria and other countries around the world, to support humanitarian communities with data on displacement and mobility.

DTM Round 27 Site Assessment Dashboard.

 IDP Population Variation Dashboard.

DTM Round 27 assessments were carried out from 25 March to 29 May 2019 in 107 LGAs including 795 wards in the conflict-affected north-eastern Nigerian states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.

Within the period of 17 - 23 June, a total of 3,700 movements were recorded, including 2,190 arrivals and 1,510 departures.

Within the period of 17 - 23 June, a total of 3,436 movements were recorded, including 2,829 arrivals and 607 departures.


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