Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)

The provision of humanitarian assistance is highly dependent on trends and patterns of human mobility. Humanitarian actors require information on the location and composition of the affected population in order to deliver services and respond to needs in a timely and accountable manner. In Nigeria, the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) remains a key tool in this regard and is endorsed as the key source of data pertaining to the identification and the tracking of trends/patterns of mobility of displaced populations. 

DTM provides detailed and up-to-date information on characteristics and needs crisis-affected populations through assessments in response to rapid onset displacement, registration and profiling of displaced populations in camp and camp-like settings, flow monitoring exercises and reports, as well as the provision of detailed infrastructural information on areas of return through village assessment surveys. DTM reports and tools can be found here: https://displacement.iom.int/nigeria.

Nigeria — North East Displacement Report 37 (August 2021)

In response to the need for accurate and up-to-date information on displacement and human mobility in north-east Nigeria, IOM activated its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) to support the humanitarian community with multi-layered data on the status, locations, vulnerabilities and needs of the affected populations. This information management product determines the status, locations, and needs of people affected by the ongoing conflict in north-east Nigeria. During the period 19 April to 9 June 2021, the DTM has identified 2,191,193 IDPs (445,852 households) across Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe States. This represents an increased by less than one per cent (6,939 persons) compared to DTM Round 36. The number of returnees decrease by less than one per cent (or 9,893 individuals) since Round 36 to reach a total number of 1,753,484 returnees in 284,389 households.

More information on DTM Nigeria Round 37 can be found here: https://displacement.iom.int/nigeria


Nigeria — North Central North West Displacement Report 7 (September 2021)

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).

Learn More: https://displacement.iom.int/nigeria