Situation Report

Mozambique – Flash Report 13 Evacuations to Accommodation Centres (19 - 20 January 2021)

The heavy rainfall that started since the landfall of Tropical Storm Chalane (30 December 2020) has led to the relocation of some residents of Mugassa Manga and Ndundaz neighbourhoods in Cidade da Beira districts of Sofala province. According to key informants, the individuals were relocated because their houses received the most impact from the flooding caused by the rainfalls.

Results from the assessment show that an estimated 765 individuals (255 households) were relocated from the neighbourhoods. A total of 2 accommodation centres have been activated, Samora Machel in Esturro neighbourhood (hosting 587 individuals) and IFAPA in Aeroporto neighbourhood (hosting 178 individuals).

All the relocated individuals are living in tents provided by Instituto Nacional de Gestão e Redução do Risco de Desastres (INGD). The top humanitarian needs identified include: food, tents, drinkable water, hygiene kit, and soap. According to interviewed key informants, the individuals received assistance (food, water, and tents) from the Provincial authorities and the INGD.

Contact

DTM Mozambique, DTMMozambique@iom.int

Emergency Event Tracking Report Ag Geneina, West Darfur 001

DTM teams activated EET to monitor the displacement of individuals affected by inter-communal conflict between Masalit and Arab tribes in the Krinding area of Ag Geneina town, West Darfur. Clashes erupted on 16 January 2021 following a violent armed assault. Tensions have escalated these past three weeks, in addition to heightened criminal activities. To contain the situation, the governor of West Darfur has imposed a round-the-clock curfew across the state until further notice. The first EET update estimates a total number of 46,150 individuals (9,230 households) sheltering in 32 sites of displacement (schools and other public buildings) dispersed across Ag Geneina town, having fled their homes in Krinding IDP Camp and other unverified locations. All displaced individuals are Sudanese nationals. Based on a ranking scale, the four main priority needs identified are food, non-food items, WASH (water, sanitation hygiene) and health (medical needs).

Contact

DTM Sudan; dtmsudan@iom.int

Nigeria — North Central & North West Flash Report #35 (11 – 17 January 2021)

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 1,125 individuals, including 8 injuries and 17 fatalities, in Birnin Gwari, Igabi LGAs of Kaduna State and Kaura Namoda, Maradun LGAs of Zamfara State between the 11 - 17 January, 2021. 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

Nigeria — COVID-19 Situational Analysis 4: North East (December 2020)

This Round 4 of the COVID-19 Situation Analysis is based on the assessment of knowledge, practice and impact of the pandemic on internally displaced persons (IDPs) in conflictaffected communities of north-eastern Nigeria. Conducted by the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) unit of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the report covers the period between 9 November and 21 November 2020 and reflects trends from north-eastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.
 
The first assessment was conducted in May 2020 two months after the index case was reported in Nigeria. The second assessment and third assessment were respectively conducted in August 2020 and September 2020. In this Round 4, 117,998 respondents - or 5 per cent of all identified IDPs as per DTM Round 35 - were interviewed for a range of COVID-19 related indicators. Key informant interviews and focus group discussions were the primary methods used for the assessment and the findings were corroborated with physical on-ground observations.
 
The information collated and analyzed in this report includes COVID-19 awareness among IDPs, communication medium used to receive information, level of awareness (in camps and in host communities, respectively), exposure to communication on risks associated with COVID-19, mitigation measures taken (in camps and among host communities, respectively), health center’s preparedness in managing confirmed cases of COVID-19, effect of the pandemic on day-to-day activities (in camps and in host communities, respectively) and access to infection and prevention control facilities.
 
COVID-19 threatens to deepen the humanitarian crisis in north-eastern Nigeria which has been besieged with escalation of violence between Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) and the Government for nearly a decade, resulting in mass displacement and deprivation. To better understand the scope of displacement and assess the needs of affected populations, IOM has been implementing the DTM programme since September 2014, in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and relevant State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs).
 
It is hoped that the findings of this assessment will help achieve the main objective of supporting the Government and humanitarian partners in providing better response to needs of displaced communities.

Contact

DTM Nigeria, AllUsersInDTMNigeria@iom.int

Turkey — Migrant Presence Monitoring - Situation Report (November 2020)

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), there are more than 4.5 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory, 3.6 million of whom
are seeking international protection. Most of those seeking international protection are Syrians (3,641,503 individuals) who are granted the temporary protection status in Turkey. In addition, international protection applicants are most frequently nationals of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq constitute another group of foreign nationals. According to DGMM, as of end of 2019, there were 56,417 international protection applicants1 present in Turkey. In addition, there are 875,075* foreign nationals under residence permit holder status; this number includes humanitarian residence holders.

Contact

DTM Turkey, dtmturkey@iom.int

Turkey — Migrant Presence Monitoring - Situation Report (December 2020)

Between 4 April 2016 and 31 December 2020, 2,139 migrants have been readmitted to Turkey from Greece. Main points of return from Greece include Lesbos, Chios, Kos and Samos, while the main readmission points to Turkey include Dikili, Çeşme, Bodrum and Adana airport.
 

According to the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) sources, in December 2020, a total number of 7,483 individuals were intercepted by TAF and handed over to Turkish law enforcement forces. The source doesn’t present the breakdown of the intercepted nationalities. According to TAF, out of this number 7,098 individuals were recorded as attempting to enter Turkey from the Syrian Arab Republic, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq and Greece. TAF also registered 385 individuals attempting to enter from Turkey into the Syrian Arab Republic, Greece, Iraq and Bulgaria.

According to Turkish Coast Guard (TCG) reports, the TCG apprehended 1,250 irregular migrants and no fatalities were recorded in December 2020. The top ten nationalities of apprehended/rescued misgrants are Afghan, Somali, Congolese, Syrian, Iranian, Pakistani, Palestinian, Central African, Senegalese and South African.

Contact

DTM Turkey, dtmturkey@iom.int

COVID-19 Mobility Tracking Impact Points Of Entry Analysis - 23 December 2020 - SEEECA Region

As of 23 December 2020, data was collected on 850 PoEs in 19 countries/territories/areas across the SEEECA region. These locations include: 535 land border crossings points, 196 airports, and 119 blue border crossing points (including sea, river and lake ports). This work is based on the information collected by or available to IOM Country Offices in the region. This PoE brief analysis provides an overview of the changes of the operational status and mobility restrictions over time, between April and December 2020. It is important to note that not all data on PoEs have been updated every month, meaning that the trend displayed does not necessarily represent the current situation of all PoEs. In April – May 602 PoEs were assessed, in June – July 625, in August 627, in September 642, in October 709, in November 849, and in December a total of 850 PoEs were assessed.1As of 23 December 2020, data was collected on 850 PoEs in 19 countries/territories/areas across the SEEECA region. These locations include: 535 land border crossings points, 196 airports, and 119 blue border crossing points (including sea, river and lake ports). This work is based on the information collected by or available to IOM Country Offices in the region. This PoE brief analysis provides an overview of the changes of the operational status and mobility restrictions over time, between April and December 2020. It is important to note that not all data on PoEs have been updated every month, meaning that the trend displayed does not necessarily represent the current situation of all PoEs. In April – May 602 PoEs were assessed, in June – July 625, in August 627, in September 642, in October 709, in November 849, and in December a total of 850 PoEs were assessed.

Contact

DTM Mediterranean, DTMMediterranean@iom.int

Methodology

Mobility Tracking

Tchad — Suivi des Urgences 91 (8—10 Janvier 2021)

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 deux mouvements de personnes, survenus les 8 et 10 janvier 2021 dans deux sites de la province du Lac.

Suite à une attaque armée survenue le 25 décembre 2020 dans la sous-préfecture de Kangalam (département de Mamdi):

-       Le 8 janvier 2021, 17 ménages (52 individus) ont quitté les villages de Bikerom et Maria situés dans les îles du lac Tchad (sous-préfecture de Kangalam, département de Mamdi) pour se réfugier dans le site de Bibi Barrage, situé sur la terre ferme, dans la même sous-préfecture.

-       Le 10 janvier 2021, 91 ménages (382 individus) ont quitté les villages de Maria et Choua situés dans les îles du lac Tchad (sous-préfecture de Kangalam, département de Mamdi) pour se réfugier dans le site de Koudoukolé, situé sur la terre ferme (sous-préfecture de Bol, département de Mamdi).

Contact

DTM Tchad, dtmtchad@iom.int

Chad — Emergency Tracking Tool Report 91 (8—10 January 2021)

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 provides information on displacement which took place on 8 and 10 January 2021 in two sites of Lac Province. 

Following an armed attack which occurred on 25 December 2020 in the Kangalam sous-préfecture (Mamdi département):

-       On 8 January 2021, 17 households (52 individuals) fled the villages of Bikerom and Maria located on the islands of Lake Chad (Kangalam sous-préfecture, Mamdi département) for the site of Bibi Barrage located on the mainland, in the same sous-préfecture.

-       On 10 January 2021, 91 households (382 individuals) fled the villages of Maria and Choua located on the islands of Lake Chad (Kangalam sous-préfecture, Mamdi département) for the site of Koudoukolé located on the mainland (Bol sous-préfecture, Mamdi département).

Contact

DTM Chad, dtmtchad@iom.int