Round 7 of DTM data collection in Nigeria’s North West and North Central Geopolitical Zones was conducted between 21 June and 27 July 2021. During the assessments, DTM deployed teams of enumerators to conduct assessments in 852 wards (up from the 836 wards that were assessed in Round 6 of DTM assessments, published in June 2021) located in 176 LGAs (up from 174 LGAs in Round 6). Eight states were covered including Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau (North Central) and Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Katsina and Zamfara (North West).
DTM enumerators conducted assessments in 1,604 locations (an increase of 65 locations compared to Round 6) including 1,513 (94%) locations where IDPs were residing among host communities and 91 (6%) locations categorised as camps/camp-like settings. In the Round 6 of assessments, 1,460 locations where IDPs lived among host communities and 79 camps/camp-like settings were assessed. During these assessments, data was collected on numbers, living conditions and multisectoral needs of displaced populations.
DTM activities in Nigeria’s North Central and North West zones target IDPs and aimed to gain a better understanding of displacement numbers and trends, living conditions of the affected populations and their needs and vulnerabilities. For the purpose of this report, an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) is “a person who has been forced or obliged to flee or to leave his or her home or place of habitual residence, in particular as a result of, or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who has not crossed an internationally recognized state border".