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About Malawi

Since the beginning of January 2015, heavy rains have affected 15 districts of Malawi, in particular in the Southern Region, resulting in the displacement of about 230,000 persons. Malawi announced the Declaration of State of Disaster mid-January and a UNDAC deployed to support the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) in assessing the situation throughout the country. While approximately 250 displacement sites have been identified by DoDMA and the humanitarian community, site locations, demographics and information related to IDP needs remain weak.

In order to gather specific information regarding the status and location of IDPs and conditions in displacement sites in the context of the current humanitarian crisis, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in close collaboration with the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), began the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) program. The DTM is an information management tool developed by IOM and regularly used in emergencies by the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) cluster which aims to strengthen the multi-sectoral data on displacement trends and IDPs' needs that is available to government and humanitarian partners. IOM Malawi's DTM reports are designed to regularly capture, process, and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of the needs, numbers and movements of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Malawi.

DTM assessments are carried out by IOM in partnership with non-governmental organization (NGO) partners, including Save the Children, Sustainable Rural Community Development (SURCOD) and All Hands Volunteers. Local government officers in the six most affected districts of Blantyre, Chikwawa, Mulanje, Nsanje, Phalombe, and Zomba continue to provide valuable support.
 

Mobility Impact due to COVID-19 in Malawi

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions, restrictions and blockages. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been working to map the impacts on human mobility, at Global, Regional and Country level.


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Malawi — Flash Report Update 1 - Tropical Storm Ana (31 January 2022)

Following the passage of tropical storm Ana across southern Malawi, the districts of Chikwawa, Mulanje, Nsanje and Phalombe have been severely hit by torrential and persistent rains, although there are reports of other districts also been affected by the onset, such as Mulanje, Chiradzulu and Nen

Malawi - Zambia Flow Monitoring Dashboard (26 October-6 November 2020)

In response to the Member State requests of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to enhance the availability of migration-related data to develop policies and programming responses based on evidence and to improve migration governance at the national and regional levels, the Inter

Malawi – Flow Monitoring Dashboard (16 November-12 December 2020)

This Dashboard provides an analysis of the trends in population mobility observed at Seventeen (17) active Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) established at unofficial border crossings.

Malawi — Tropical Cyclone Idai Site Profiles, Multi-Sectoral Location Assessments (3 May 2019)

Since the beginning of March 2019, Malawi experienced floods and sustained heavy rains caused by the tropical cyclone Idai weather system.

Malawi — Tropical Cyclone Idai - Multi-Sectoral Location Assessment - Site Profiles (28 April 2019)

The Multi-Sectoral Location Assessments conducted from 25 April to 28 April 2019 by DTM teams in 81 sites located in Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe and Zomba districts allowed us to produice these Site Profiles.

Malawi — Tropical Cyclone Idai - Multi-Sectoral Location Assessments (11 April 2019)

 From 1 — 6 April 2019 IOM, in close coordination with the Government of Malawi through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), conducted DTM Round II multi-sectoral location assessments in  103 displacement sites in Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe, Zomba districts. 

Malawi — Tropical Cyclone Idai - Multi-Sectoral Location Assessment - Site Profiles (10 April 2019)

The Multi-Sectoral Location Assessments conducted from 1 April to 6 April 2019 by DTM teams in 103 sites located in Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe and Zomba  allowed us to produice these Site Profiles.

Malawi — Tropical Cyclone Idai - Multi-Sectoral Location Assessments: Chikwawa, ​Nsanje, Phalombe, and Zomba (2 April 2019)

From the 26th to the 31st of March, IOM in close coordination with the Government of Malawi through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), conducted multi sectoral location assessments in 64 displacement sites located in Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe, and Zomba districts

Malawi — Tropical Cyclone Idai Response (29 March 2019)

Since the beginning of March 2019, Malawi has experienced flooding and sustained heavy rain caused by the Tropical Cyclone Idai weather system. According to the Government of Malawi and humanitarian partners, there are 86,980 IDPs in 173 displacement sites in the affected districts.

Malawi — Tropical Cyclone Idai - Multi-Sectoral Location Assessments - Site Profiles (29 March 2019)

The Multi-Sectoral Location Assessments conducted from 26 March to 31 March 2019 by DTM teams in 64 sites located in Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe and Zomba  allowed us to produice these Site Profiles.

Malawi — Tropical Cyclone Idai Situation Report 1 (22 March 2019)

Since the beginning of March 2019, Malawi has experienced flooding and sustained heavy rain caused by the Tropical Cyclone Idai weather system.

Malawi Flood Response DTM Round III Report

131 sites remain open, corresponding to approximately 26,100 households and an estimated 107,000 individuals. A decrease of 12,466 IDP households was recorded between the second and third round of the DTM reports; corresponding to a 32% decrease in the number of displaced households.

Malawi — Floods Displacement Regional Dashboard 3 (13 May 2015)

This dashboard of Round 3 indicates site type and location throughout Malawi. A table details site name, unique site ID (SSID), number of households, number of individuals and gender distribution of each site (131). 

Malawi Flood Response DTM Round II Report

An estimated 147,500 IDPs—approximately 38,600 households—are associated with 192 open sites. 8 sites (4% of the sites) host more than 1000 households.

Malawi — Floods Displacement Regional Dashboard 2 (20 April 2015)

This dashboard of Round 2 indicates site type, size (number of IDPs) and location of sites across affected areas in Malawi. It further details shelter type, IDP origin, school attendance rate and water availability.

Malawi — Floods Displacement Regional Dashboard 2 (April 2015)

This dashboard of Round 2 indicates site type and location throughout Malawi. A table details site name, unique site ID (SSID), number of households, number of individuals and gender distribution of each site (192). 

Malawi Flood Response DTM Round I Dashboard

This dashboard of Round 1 indicates site type, size (number of IDPs) and location of sites across affected areas in Malawi. It further details shelter type, IDP origin, school attendance rate and water availability.

Malawi Flood Response DTM Round I Report

An estimated 162,000 people (approximately 40,500 households) remain displaced in 202 open displacement sites in in the Southern Region districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Blantyre, Mulanje, Phalombe, and Zomba as a result of heavy rains and floods that occurred in January 2015.

Malawi — Floods Displacement Regional Dashboard 1 (March 2015)

This dashboard of Round 1 indicates site type and location throughout Malawi. A table details site name, unique site ID (SSID), number of households, number of individuals and gender distribution of each site (203). 

Malawi — Floods Displacement Regional Dashboard 1 (25 March 2015)

This dashboard of Round 1 indicates site type and location in Zomba district in the southern region of Malawi. A table details site name, unique site ID (SSID), number of households, number of individuals and gender distribution of each site (49). 

Malawi — Floods Displacement Regional Dashboard 1 (25 March 2015)

This dashboard of Round 1 indicates site type and location in Phalombe district in the southern region of Malawi. A table details site name, unique site ID (SSID), number of households, number of individuals and gender distribution of each site (62). 

Malawi Flood Response DTM Round I District Atlas, Nsanje (Southern Region)

This dashboard of Round 1 indicates site type and location in Nsanje district in the southern region of Malawi. A table details site name, unique site ID (SSID), number of households, number of individuals and gender distribution of each site (31). 

Malawi Flood Response DTM Round I District Atlas, Chikawa (Southern Region)

This dashboard of Round 1 indicates site type and location in Chikawa district in the southern region of Malawi. A table details site name, unique site ID (SSID), number of households, number of individuals and gender distribution of each site (23). 

Malawi Flood Response DTM Round I District Atlas, Blantyre (Southern Region)

This dashboard of Round 1 indicates site type and location in Blantyre district in the southern region of Malawi. A table details site name, unique site ID (SSID), number of households, number of individuals and gender distribution of each site (17). 


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Malawi — Tropical Storm Ana - Baseline Assessment — Round 1
Feb 05 2022

A baseline assessment is a sub-component of mobility tracking. It aims to collect data on IDP, migrant or returnee population presence in a defined administrative area of the country. This dataset contains displaced household figures at site level.

Mobility Tracking, Baseline Assessment
Malawi - Multi-sectoral Location Assessments - Cyclone Idai - Round 3
May 08 2019

A site assessment is a sub-component of mobility tracking. It aims to collect data on population presence, living conditions and needs in a particular displacement site or community.

Mobility Tracking, Site Assessment
Malawi - Site Assessment - Cyclone Idai Response - Round 2
Apr 12 2019

A site assessment is a sub-component of mobility tracking. It aims to collect data on population presence, living conditions and needs in a particular displacement site or community.

Mobility Tracking, Site Assessment
Malawi - Site Assessment - Cyclone Idai Response - Round 1
Apr 03 2019

A site assessment is a sub-component of mobility tracking. It aims to collect data on population presence, living conditions and needs in a particular displacement site or community.

Mobility Tracking, Site Assessment
Malawi - Site Assessment - Floods 2015 - Round 3
May 31 2015

131 sites remain open, corresponding to approximately 26,100 households and an estimated 107,000 individuals. A decrease of 12,466 IDP households was recorded between the second and third round of the DTM reports; corresponding to a 32% decrease in the number of displaced households. 56% of the IDP…

Mobility Tracking, Site Assessment
Malawi - Site Assessment - Floods 2015 - Round 2
Apr 30 2015

An estimated 147,500 IDPs—approximately 38,600 households—are associated with 192 open sites. 8 sites (4% of the sites) host more than 1000 households. 95 % of open IDP sites have a Camp Management Committee but only 11 % have official Site Management Agency (SMA) or camp monitoring representation…

Mobility Tracking, Site Assessment
Malawi - Site Assessment - Floods 2015 - Round 1
Mar 31 2015

An estimated 162,000 people (approximately 40,500 households) remain displaced in 202 open displacement sites in in the Southern Region districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Blantyre, Mulanje, Phalombe, and Zomba as a result of heavy rains and floods that occurred in January 2015. 94 % of open IDP sites…

Mobility Tracking, Site Assessment

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