Nigeria — Biometric Registration Report Malkohi New City, Adamawa State — IDPs on the Solutions Pathway (20 July 2023)
- Biometric Registration
As part of its commitment to provide lasting solutions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) who cannot return to their places of origin, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has actively supported the resettlement of 188 displaced families in Malkohi New City located in Yola South Local Government Area (LGA) of Adamawa State. To achieve this, the IOM has facilitated the construction of 218 housing units.
To ensure the success of this resettlement project and to better understand the community's composition, the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) conducted a biometric verification and registration exercise in Malkohi New City. The primary objectives of this exercise were to identify the residents of the city and to identify and profile the vulnerable individuals within the community.
As of 16 June 2023, the DTM has successfully registered 1,105 IDPs from 188 households in Malkohi New City. The data obtained from this exercise revealed that 17 per cent of the families consist of 1 - 2 members, 22 per cent comprise 3 - 4 members, 29 per cent comprise 5 - 6 members, 17 per cent comprise 7 - 8 members and 16 per cent comprise 9 or more members. The average family size in the location is six members.