Mozambique — Mobility Tracking Assessment Report 17 (November 2022)




DTM Mozambique,
Period Covered
Oct 16 2022
Nov 16 2022
  • Mobility Tracking

This summary presents findings of the 17th round of Mobility Tracking Assessments (previously known as Baseline Assessments) conducted across Northern Mozambique through key-informant assessments at district and location-level in November 2022. Mobility Tracking assessments estimate the presence of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and returnees across Northern Mozambique in displacement sites and host communities. IOM DTM mapped a total of 1,028,743 IDPs and 352,437 returnees in 238 locations across Northern Mozambique as of November 2022.

Despite the observed presence of returns in newly accessible locations, there remains a significant number of new displacements between June to November 2022 triggered by sporadic attacks in Ancuabe, Balama, Chiure, Erati Meluco, Namuno and Nangade. For the purposes of IOM DTM data collection, the returnee population category is restricted to individuals who have returned to the locations/bairros of their habitual residence, based on a free decision. In Mozambique, displaced persons having returned to districts of origin without having reached their locality of origin are still displaced and as such not counted in the returnee category. The districts of Mocimboa da Praia, Nangade, Quissanga and Macomia continue to host persons in displacement settings who have yet to return to their respective locality of habitual residence (and as such not counted in returnee category).