128,866 internally displaced persons (24,120 households) registered and assessed by IOM in all regions in Mali. 72,125 IDPs in the south and 56,741 IDPs in the north. IDPs’ movements toward the northern regions continue, even if they have slowed down since the beginning of the year. A survey conducted on IDPs in the south and in the north, revealed that 74% of displaced households want to go back to their place of origin, while 23% would like to stay in the place of displacement. 353,695 returnees were (to their places of origin) identified in Gao, Tombouctou, Kidal and Mopti. A survey conducted on IDPs’ primary needs, shows that 59% of the displaced households expressed needs in terms of food, 16% for shelter, 9% for non-food items and 4% for employment.