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Displaced population tracked by DTM in Nigeria
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In Nigeria, IDMC GRID Dec 2018
Total population in Nigeria
As of 2015 World Bank
West and Central Africa


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  • Site assessed by DTM

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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.

Within the period of 10 - 16 June, a total of 3,157 movements were recorded, including 2,287 arrivals and 870 departures.

Within the period of 3 - 9 June, a total of 2,231 movements were recorded, including 1,633 arrivals and 598 departures.

An increase in violent crimes in the northwestern Nigerian states of Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara has triggered large scale displacements and population movement within the states as well as across the international border to Niger Republic.

Following the completion of Biometric Registration at 400 Housing Estate Gubio Camp in Konduga Local Government Area (LGA) of the conflict-affected State of Borno, 4,944 households and 14,290 individuals were registered. This data is as of 25 April 2019.

This is an addendum to IOM’s Round 26 Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Assessment Report to provide explanations and background information to the trends in displacement numbers presented in the report.

Within the period of 27 May 2019 - 2 June, a total of 5,998 movements were recorded, including 5,494 arrivals and 504 departures.

Recently concluded Biometric Registration Update in Teachers’ Village and Stadium Camp, within the period of 9 February - 26 April 2019 has brought the total number of displaced persons into 24,861 individuals (6,033 households).

Within the period of 20-26 May 2019, a total of 16,733 movements were recorded, including 13,503 arrivals and 3,230 departures.

As of 27 May 2019, a total of 9,432 individuals from Sabon Gari community were moved by the Military to Damboa town.

Within the period of 13 -19 May 2019, a total of 4,842 movements were recorded, including 3,439 arrivals and 1,403 departures.

As of today 23rd May 2019, a total of 7,710 individuals from Sabon Gari community were brought by the Military to Damboa town. The displaced population arrived in batches: 3,767 arrived on the May 21, 2,809 arrived on May 22, and 1,134 arrived on May 23.

Within the period of 6 - 12 May 2019, a total of 4,370 movements were recorded, including 3,248 arrivals and 1,122 departures.

This report presents the main findings extrapolated from the analysis of data relating to the characteristics and experiences of Nigerian migrants before, in, on their way to, or upon return from Europe.

Recently concluded Biometric Registration in Monguno LGA, within the period of 10 February - 30 March 2019, has brought the total number of displaced persons into 123,336 individuals (36,879 households).


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