Round XX identified 1,702,680 individuals as displaced in the affected states, representing a marginal decrease of less than 1% decrease compared to the population identified in Round XIX (October 2017).
Round XIX identified 1,713,771 individuals as displaced in the affected states, representing a marginal decrease of 3% decrease compared to the population of 1,757,288 that was identified in Round XVIII (August 2017).
This report of the Round XVII Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessment by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) aims to improve understanding of the scope of displacement and the needs of affected populations in conflict-affected states of northeast Nigeria.
Total number of identified IDPs increased by 51,588 (3%) individuals from last DTM round. The number of identified returnees increased by 83,467 (7%) individuals from the last DTM round. A survey of unmet needs showed that food remains the predominant need in majority (70%) of IDP sites.
As of 31 December, the conflict in the northeastern part of Nigeria has left an estimated 1,770,444 people displaced across the 6 most affected states.