Nigeria — Biometric Registration Report Adamawa State — IDPs on the Solutions Pathway (20 September 2023)
Aug 30 2023
- Biometric Registration
In an effort to ensure lasting solutions for internally displaced persons (IDPs), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has undertaken a mission to identify IDPs who are on the path to sustainable solutions and gain a better understanding of the composition of communities/camps hosting IDPs, with the intention of informing humanitarian communities and government agencies.
Between 01 June and 30 August 2023, the displacement tracking matrix (DTM) conducted a biometric verification and registration exercise in several locations, including Malkohi new city, Daware camp, Labondo, and Salama housing camp. The primary objectives of this exercise were to identify the residents of these areas and to create profiles for vulnerable individuals within these communities/camp.
As of 30 August 2023, the DTM using the biometric registration and verification app successfully recorded the details of 2,004 IDPs from 375 house-holds in Daware camp, 1,788 IDPs from 323 households in Labondo, 491 IDPs from 99 households in Salama housing camp, and 1,107 IDPs from Malkohi new city. Data gathered from this exercise revealed that 16 per cent of households consist of 1-2 members, 27 per cent have 3-4 members, 25 per cent have 5-6 members, 17 per cent have 7-8 members, and 14 per cent have 9 or more members. On average, households in these locations consist of six members.
Throughout the exercise, a total of 534 vulnerable individuals were identified and their profiles were created. This includes 191 individuals in Daware camp, 164 individuals in Labondo, 127 in Malkohi new city, and 52 individuals in Salama housing camp. Among the vulnerable population, 55 per cent are breastfeeding mothers, followed by pregnant women accounting for 14 per cent of the total vulnerable population.