Iraq — Return Index: Round 7 (February 2020)
ContactDTM Iraq, IraqDTM@iom.int
Period CoveredJan 01 2019
Dec 31 2019
- Return Intention
- Mobility Tracking
- Baseline Assessment
The Return Index is a tool designed to measure the severity of conditions in locations of return. Data collection for the Return Index Round 7 took place during the months of November and December 2019 across eight governorates, 38 districts and 1,754 locations in Iraq. As this round is the last of 2019, some of the changes recorded throughout the year are presented. Since the Return Index Round 2 (collected in November – December 2018), an additional 281 locations of return were assessed. Between January 1 and December 31 2019, an increase has been observed in the numbers of returnees in all categories of severity due to the overall increase in the total returnee caseload. The highest increase in the numbers of returnees was identified in locations with medium severity conditions. Proportions of returnees in each category have remained relatively stable as compared to the end of last year, with the proportion of returnees living in severe conditions being 12 per cent, or around 500 000 individuals.