The current outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in a global pandemic, heightening the risk to vulnerable populations, internally displaced people and people on the move. On 22 March 2020, the Government of Mozambique officially declared the first positive COVID-19 case. In late March, South Africa declared a lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19, which prompted over 14,000 Mozambican migrants to return home from South Africa, through the Ressano Garcia border, within a span of a few days2. This further heightened the risks and concerns over the spread of the virus in Mozambique, in particular for vulnerable populations such as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in collaboration with the Government of Mozambique’s National Disaster Management Agency (INGC) conducted an assessment in the resettlement sites from 25 to 29 January 2021, with the sole purpose to inform government and humanitarian partners on preparedness levels and precautionary measures currently available in resettlement sites hosting populations displaced by Cyclone Idai. The information gathered is intended to help partners plan interventions. This information will further allow partners to identify recommended health and site preparation measures to prevent and contain an outbreak in the resettlement sites in the central region. As in the previous assessments, none of the key informants reported the arrivals from neighbouring countries of Mozambican migrant workers, joining their families in the resettlement sites, in the past month.
Le système d’élevage transhumant, pratique ancestrale au Burkina Faso et dans toute l’Afrique de l’Ouest, est confronté à des facteurs de vulnérabilité (crise sécuritaire, faible pluviométrie, compétition sur les ressources naturelles) qui menacent sa durabilité, fragilisent ses capacités d’adaptation et provoquent des tensions entre communautés qui résultent parfois en des conflits meurtriers. Ce rapport présente les données de l’outil d’alerte, qui a pour objectif de recenser les évènements liés à l’utilisation des ressources naturelles et aux pratiques agro-pastorales dans la région transfrontalière des pays du Liptako Gourma, de comprendre les modes de résolution de conflits existants et d’informer les autorités compétentes afin de réduire les tensions dans les communes d’intervention pour la période d’octobre à décembre 2020.
In January 2021, the monthly population count was conducted at Masna collective centre where 3,860 individuals/882 households were identified and Naivasha IDP Camp with 8,597 individuals/2,539 households. The population of Naivasha IDP Camp marginally decreased from 8,939 individuals in December 2020 (decreased by 342 individuals) due to the overall security improvement. Wau Masna saw an increase in its population by 123 individuals since December 2020. For more information on these trends, please consult the DSFM report for Naivasha IDP Camp and Masna Collective Center.
The Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) site was established in December 2013. As of December 2020, 131,071 individuals (30,943 households) are biometrically registered as active beneficiaries in the site representing a decrease by 5,379 individuals since beginning of January 2020 due to either beneficiaries relocating out of the PoC or deactivation of households that did not show up for general food distribution 3 consecutive times.
Recognizing that there have been significant population changes since the last overall biometric registration / verification, IOM DTM conducts regular population counts to monitor population dynamics and displacement trends showing that the actual number of persons currently living at Bentiu PoC site remains lower than the registered total. As per December 2020 population count findings, Bentiu PoC site's population stands at 95,980 individuals (14,934 households) in 11,881 inhabited shelters (on average 8 individuals per shelter).
Somalia — Displacement Situation Report Multi-Sectorial Location Assessment Round 1 (July- August 2020)
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Somalia is pleased to share with you the Multi-Sectorial Location Assessment (MSLA) report presenting the main characteristics and needs of targeted population categories (host communities, IDPs, returnees from internal displacement, returnees from abroad). Data was conducted between July and August 2020 through key informant interviews. The report covers three regions: Hiraan, Shabelle Hoose and Shabelle Dhexe.
Detention Centre Profiling is a component of IOM Libya’s Displacement Matrix programme. It is a data oriented tool that routinely provides specific sex and age demographic data and key sectorial information on individuals held in Libya’s detention Centres on the date of assessment.