This Round 8 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 of North East Nigeria.
Conducted by the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) unit of the International Organization for Migration
(IOM), the report covers the period between 30 August and 15 October 2021 and reflects trends from the states
Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe in North East Nigeria.
The first assessment was conducted in May 2020 two months after the index case was reported in Nigeria. In this
report, the results are presented from the 8th round of assessments. In this Round 8, 122,644 respondents - or 6
per cent of all identified IDPs as per DTM Round 39 - were interviewed for 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 observations.