Mobility Tracking

Nigeria — COVID-19 Point of Entry Dashboard 27 (14 - 20 November 2020)

IOM DTM in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the state Ministry of Health have been conducting monitoring of individuals moving into Nigeria's conflict-affected northeastern states of Adamawa and Borno under pillar four (Points of entry) of COVID 19 preparedness and response planning guidelines.
 
During the period 14 - 20 November 2020, 446 movements were observed at Seven Points of Entries in Adamawa and Borno states. Of the total movements recorded, 147 were incoming from Diffa in Niger Republic, 119 from Extreme Nord and 4 from Nord in Cameroon.
 
A range of data was collected during the assessment to better inform on migrants’ nationalities, gender, reasons for moving, mode of transportation and timeline of movement as shown in Figures 1 to 4 below.

Contact

DTM Nigeria, AllUsersInDTMNigeria@iom.int

Nigeria — North Central & North West Flash Report #26 (16 - 22 November 2020)

The crisis in Nigeria’s North Central and North West zones, which involves long-standing tensions between ethnic and linguistic groups; attacks by criminal groups; and banditry/hirabah (such as kidnapping and grand larceny along major highways) led to fresh wave of population displacement.
 
Latest attacks affected 293 individuals, including 14 injuries and 16 fatalities, in Igabi, Zagon Kataf LGAs of Kaduna State, Jibia, Kankara LGAs of Katsina State and Maradun LGA of Zamfara State between the 16 - 22 November, 2020. The attacks caused people to flee to neighboring localities.
 
A rapid assessment was conducted by field staff to assess the impact on people and immediate needs.

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DTM Nigeria, AllUsersInDTMNigeria@iom.int

Nigeria — Emergency Tracking Tool Report 197 (09 - 15 November 2020)

A total of 923 movements were recorded, comprising 722 arrivals and 201 departures, between 9 and 15 November 2020. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Biu, DIkwa, Gwoza, Hawul, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Mobbar and Monguno Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the most-affected Nigerian State of Borno. Arrivals were also recorded in Girei, Gombi, Hong, Lamurde, Madagali, Maiha, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Numan, Yola North and Yola South LGAs of the state of Adamawa.
 
Departures were recorded in Askira/Uba and Bama LGAs of Borno; Girei, Lamurde, Madagali, Maiha, Mubi North, Mubi South, Numan, Song, Yola North and Yola South LGAs of Adamawa.
 
ETT assessments identified the following movement triggers: voluntary relocation (42.5%), poor living conditions (25.1%), improved security (20.0%), conflict/atack (11.7%) and military operations (0.7%).

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DTM Nigeria, AllUsersInDTMNigeria@iom.int

Chad — Emergency Tracking Tool Report 85 (14 November 2020)

The objective of the Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) is to collect information on large and sudden population movements. Information is collected through key informant interviews or direct observation. This dashboard presents information on a movement which took place on 14 November 2020 in the town of Ounianga Kébir, located in Ennedi-Ouest Province, near the Libyan border. 

Following their deportation from Libya, 84 individuals (all men, including 3 minors and 3 persons with a physical disability) of Chadian nationality arrived in the town of Ounianga Kébir (Ennedi-Ouest province) on 14 November 2020. Most of them indicated that they were taken prisoner in Libya prior to their deportation. Upon arrival, they were placed in quarantine, in accordance with measures taken by the Chadian authorities to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19. It should be mentioned that 54 individuals are already quarantined at this location (see ETT report #84). In total, 138 individuals are currently in quarantine in Ounianga Kébir. Since mid-April 2020, 1,031 individuals have been deported from Libya to Ounianga Kébir. They often arrive in Chad in a highly vulnerable state. As reported in the Deportee Profile Report, they were mainly expulsed from North-Eastern Libya. 

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DTM Chad, dtmtchad@iom.int

Tchad — Suivi des Urgences 85 (14 novembre 2020)

Le suivi des urgences a pour but de recueillir des informations sur les mouvements importants et soudains de populations. Les informations sont collectées à travers des entretiens avec des informateurs clés ou des observations directes. Ce tableau de bord présente des informations sur un mouvement de personnes survenu le 14 novembre 2020 dans la ville d’Ounianga Kébir, située dans la province de l’Ennedi-Ouest, près de la frontière libyenne.

Suite à leur déportation depuis la Libye, 84 individus (tous des hommes, dont 3 mineurs et 3 personnes ayant un handicap physique) de nationalité tchadienne sont arrivés dans la ville d’Ounianga Kébir (province de l’Ennedi-Ouest) le 14 novembre 2020. La plupart d’entre eux ont indiqué avoir été emprisonnés en Libye avant leur déportation. À leur arrivée, ces personnes ont été placées en quarantaine, conformément aux mesures prises par les autorités tchadiennes afin de prévenir et de contenir la propagation du COVID-19. Il est à noter que 54 personnes sont déjà placées en quarantaine à cet endroit (voir le rapport ETT #84). Cela fait donc un total de 138 personnes actuellement en quarantaine à Ounianga Kébir. Depuis la mi-avril 2020, 1 031 personnes ont été déportées de la Libye vers Ounianga Kébir. Elles sont souvent dans une situation de grande vulnérabilité à leur arrivée au Tchad. Le rapport sur les profils des personnes déportées indique que la majorité ont été déportées depuis le nord-est de la Libye.  

Contact

DTM Tchad, dtmtchad@iom.int

Mexico-Emergency Tracking, Southern Border Monitoring #3 (August, 2020)

On 11 March 2020, due to the alarming levels of propaga-tion and severity of the COVID-19 virus, the World Health Organization declared a State of Pandemic. Due to this situation, on 23 March 2020 the General Health Council of the Ministry of Interior of the United Mexican States acknowledged the epidemic as a serious disease deserving priority attention throughout the country.

The moderate alert traffic light, represented by the colour Orange, predominated during the first half of August in most of Mexico, with the gradual opening of non-essential activities. The State of Tabasco moved into this category on 31 August, despite accumulating 28,715 cases and 2,594 deaths and remaining one of the States with the highest hospital occupancy rate. The Municipality of Centro, where the city of Villahermosa is located, is where most of the State's cases have occurred, with 13,575 accumulated cases and 1,091 deaths, while Tenosique reported 974 cases and 64 deaths.

The state of Chiapas remained in Orange status for most of August, moving to Yellow at the end of the month, leading to a greater reopening of economic activities. Chiapas accumulated 6,289 cases and 1,076 deaths as of 31 August, of which 944 cases and 234 deaths were in the Municipality of Tapachula.

The Mexican government presented a report on the records of positive cases and deaths among the migrant population through August. There have been 407 positive cases of migrants at the national level, mainly from Honduras, the United States, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Cuba, El Salvador, and Guatemala. There were 23 reported deaths of migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Spain, and the United States. The States with the highest number of positive cases among migrants are the Federal District (Mexico City), Nuevo León, and Chihuahua. In the streets of downtonw Tapachula, a 25-year-old Haitian migrant who had shown symptoms of COVID-19 was reported to have been abandoned.

Contact

Laura Canché, lcanche@iom.int

Nigeria — COVID-19 Point of Entry Dashboard 26 (7 - 13 November 2020)

IOM DTM in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the state Ministry of Health have been conducting monitoring of individuals moving into Nigeria's conflict-affected northeastern states of Adamawa and Borno under pillar four (Points of entry) of COVID 19 preparedness and response planning guidelines.
 
During the period 07 - 13 November 2020, 200 movements were observed at Eight Points of Entries in Adamawa and Borno states. Of the total movements recorded, 126 were incoming from Extreme Nord, 1 from Nord and 1 from Centre in Cameroon.
 
A range of data was collected during the assessment to better inform on migrants’ nationalities, gender, reasons for moving, mode of transportation and timeline of movement as shown in Figures 1 to 4 below.

Contact

DTM Nigeria, AllUsersInDTMNigeria@iom.int

Nigeria — North Central & North West Flash Report #25 (9 - 15 November 2020)

The crisis in Nigeria’s North Central and North West zones, which involves long-standing tensions between ethnic and linguistic groups; attacks by criminal groups; and banditry/hirabah (such as kidnapping and grand larceny along major highways) led to fresh wave of population displacement.
 
Latest attacks affected 539 individuals, including 26 injuries and 8 fatalities, in Chikun, Giwa LGAs of Kaduna State, Faskari, Sabuwa LGAs of Katsina State and Bungudu, Anka LGAs of Zamfara State between the 09 - 15 November, 2020. The attacks caused people to flee to neighboring localities.
 
A rapid assessment was conducted by field staff to assess the impact on people and immediate needs.

Contact

DTM Nigeria, AllUsersInDTMNigeria@iom.int

Yemen — Rapid Displacement Tracking Update (08 November - 14 November 2020)

DTM’s Rapid Displacement Tracking (RDT) tool collects and reports on numbers of households forced to flee on a daily basis, allowing for regular reporting of new displacements in terms of numbers, geography and needs. In the first eights months of 2020, conflict and natural disasters have resulted in new patterns of displacement, particularly in Marib, Al Hudaydah, Al Dhale'e, Taizz, and Al Jawf governorates.  

From 01 January 2020 to 14 November 2020, IOM Yemen DTM estimates that 26,915 Households (161,490 Individuals) have experienced displacement at least once.

                                                                                                        

Since the beginning of 2020, DTM also identified other 1,312 previously displaced households who left the displaced location and moved to either their place of origin or some other displaced location.

                                                                                                        

Between 08 November 2020 and 14 November 2020, IOM Yemen DTM tracked 273 Households (1,638 individuals) displaced at least once. The highest number of displacements were seen in:

                                                                                                        

  • Marib (162 HH) – Marib City (85 HH), Marib (63 HH), Sirwah (9 HH) districts. Most displacements in the governorate originated from Marib and Al Jawf.
  • Taizz (82 HH) – Salh (28 HH), Ash Shamayatayn (11 HH), Al Qahirah (9 HH) districts. Most displacements in the governorate originated from Taiz and Al Hudaydah.
  • Al Hudaydah      (13 HH) – Hays (11 HH), At Tuhayat (2 HH) districts. All displacements in the governorate were internal.

                                                                                                        

Most displacement resulted from increased conflict in the following governorates and districts.

  • Marib (160 HH) – Raghwan (128 HH), Medghal (20 HH), Mahliyah (9 HH) districts.
  • Taizz (52 HH) – Maqbanah (13 HH), Sabir Al Mawadim (12 HH), At Ta'iziyah (6 HH) districts.
  • Al Hudaydah (26 HH) – Hays (9 HH), Al Hali (3 HH), Zabid (2 HH) districts.

Contact

DTM Yemen, iomyemendtm@iom.int