Nigeria — IDP Relocation from Sabon Gari to Damboa Flash Report (23 May 2019)

DTM Nigeria,
Period Covered
May 21 2019 -
May 23 2019
  • Event Tracking
  • Mobility Tracking


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. Out of the total number of the displaced families, 142 households/710 individuals were hosted in Unity Camp Phase 2, and 156 households/717 individuals were accommodated in classrooms at GSSS Damboa. The rest of the displaced population or 6,283 individuals including the vulnerable groups are staying in the open areas without shelters. IOM and the Military will assess if the Technical School in Damboa can host the displaced families who are living in the open.  IOM ETT has so far registered 1,134 households or 5,157 individuals.

The movements of people by the Military is expected to continue. Sabon Gari has an IDP population of 9,486 individuals and nearby Azur community has an IDP population of 1,823 individuals.

Currently, the military intends to keep the people in Damboa town until the security situation in their communities improves.

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