This Round 5 of the COVID-19 Situation Analysis is based on the assessment of knowledge, practice and impact of
the pandemic on internally displaced persons (IDPs) in conflict-affected communities in the geopolitical zones North
Central and North West Nigeria. Conducted by the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) unit of the International
Organization for Migration (IOM), the report covers the period between 27 August and 11 September 2021 and
reflects trends from the states Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Nasarawa, Plateau, Sokoto and Zamfara.
A total of 98,774 respondents – or 10% of the total IDP population in North Central and North West Nigeria -
were interviewed on a range of COVID-19 related indicators. Key informant interviews and focus group discussions
were the primary methods used for the assessment and the findings were corroborated with physical on-ground