As part of its DTM programme, IOM Nigeria has incorporated a return assessment that was conducted at household level in the northeastern states of Borno and Adamawa. While new displacements continue to occur across the region, the trend of continuously increasing returnee numbers presents a major challenge to humanitarian and development actors. To assist returnees, and to facilitate a sustainable return, it is essential to measure the socio-economic profiles and needs of the returnee populations, as well as their access to services, education and participation in governance and public affairs at the household level.
This assessment aims to better understand ‘return to communities of origin’ as a solution to internal displacement in north-east Nigeria. The primary objective is to assess the quality of return, and to assess if returnees are still experiencing needs that are linked to their previous displacement.