This report, which presents the results from Round 39 of Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessments carried out by the
International Organization for Migration (IOM), aims to improve the understanding of the scope of internal displacement, the
plight of returnees and the needs of the displacement affected populations in north-east Nigeria. The report covers the period
from 30 August to 15 October 2021 and reflects the trends from the six states in Nigeria’s north-east geopolitical zone. This
zone is the most affected by the conflict and consists of the following states: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.
In Round 39, a total of 2,200,357 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were identified in 452,363 households. This signified an
increase of less than 1 per cent (or 17,744 individuals) compared to Round 38 when 2,182,613 IDPs were recorded (July 2021).
The number of IDPs recorded during Round 39 also increased by 9,164 individuals or less than 1 per cent compared to Round
37 when 2,191,193 IDPs were identified (May 2021). When comparing the number of IDP individuals between Round 39 and
Round 34 (September 2020), the number of IDPs in north-east Nigeria has increased by almost 3 per cent or 56,222 individuals
during the past year.
Furthermore, 1,943,445 returnees were recorded in the DTM Round 39 assessment.1 This number represents an increase of
25,382 individuals or more than 1 per cent compared to Round 38 when 1,918,063 returnees were recorded (July 2021).
During Round 39, IDP assessments were conducted in 2,381 locations (up from 2,380 locations in Round 38) with the purpose of understanding better the gaps in services provided and the needs of the affected population. Site assessments included an analysis of sector-wide needs, shelter and non-food items, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), food and nutrition, health, education, livelihood, security, communication and protection.