Biometric Registration

Nigeria — Stability Index Report (September 2019)

A report by IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identified 4.2 million displaced individuals in Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon in 2019. However, as the protracted conflict begins to subside in some regions, there are a growing number of displaced persons returning to their towns and villages of origin. The DTM noted a 77 per cent increase (800,000 individuals) in the number of returnees in 2019 compare those reported in 2016. The total population of returnees represents 41 per cent of the total population affected by displacements in the Lake Chad Basin. This growing trend towards return movements calls for a more thorough investigation to better understand the returnee populations in the regions and communities of origin. It is also highlighting the importance of assessing the return intentions of individuals who are still displaced in order to provide the necessary assistance for the reintegration of those who have already returned to their area of origin, as well as to those who intend to return in the near future.  

The stability index identifies ‘pockets of stability’ to target the needs of the large proportion of returnee populations and analyzes which factors are relatively more impactful on the decisions of returnees to remain in place or to move. Furthermore, it is an essential tool in designing assistance for durable solutions as well as a new instrument to inform transition and recovery with appropriate programming priorities.

Contact

DTM Nigeria, DTMNigeria@iom.int

South Sudan — Biometric Registration Update (June 2020)

IOM’s biometric registration system has been active since 2014 with 944 004 beneficiaries active in its database to date, out of which 56 per cent (529 095 individuals) are female and 59 per cent (558 863 individuals) are under 18 years old. Since August 2018 IOM and the World Food Programme are collaborating on the project "Enhancing targeted food distribution through biometric data management" seeking to contribute to increased food security throughout South Sudan.

Contact

DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int

South Sudan — Biometric Registration Update (May 2020)

IOM’s biometric registration system has been active since 2014 with 943 283 beneficiaries active in its database to date, out of which 56 per cent (528,659 individuals) are female and 59 per cent (558,429 individuals) are under 18 years old. Since August 2018 IOM and the World Food Programme are collaborating on the project "Enhancing targeted food distribution through biometric data management" seeking to contribute to increased food security throughout South Sudan.

Contact

DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int

South Sudan — Biometric registration update: Mayendit (Aug 2019)

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a biometric registration exercise in Mayendit County, Unity between July and August 2019 covering foud locations: Dablual, Mayendit HQ, Thaker and Rubkuay. At the end of the exercise, a total of 24,944 individuals (5,668 households) were biometrically registered. 

Contact

DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int

South Sudan — Biometric registration update: Leer (Dec 2019)

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a biometric registration exercise in Leer County, Unity between September and December 2019 covering four locations: Din Din, Leer Town, Padeah and Thonyor. DTM registered a total of 39,920 individuals (9,276 households) during the exercise. 

Contact

DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int

South Sudan — Biometric registration update: Koch (Aug 2019)

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a biometric registration exercise in Koch County, Unity between July and August 2019. Although IOM had previously conducted a biometric registration in Koch Town in 2018 (report here), this registration covered two more locations (Mir Mir and Buaw) as well as a verification exercise to determine identify registered individuals still present in Koch Town as well as to register those who newly arrived tat the location. At the end of the exercise, a total of 18,229 individuals (4,203 households) were biometrically registered. 

Contact

DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int

South Sudan — Biometric registration update: Akobo East and Ulang (Feb 2020)

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a biometric registration exercise in Akobo East County, Jonglei and Ulang County, Upper Nile between September 2019 and February 2020 covering four locations in Akobo East (Bilkey, Dengjok, Gakdong, and Nyandit) and one location in Ulang (Wanding).

DTM registered a total of 43,783 individuals (8,839 households) in both counties with 41,644 individuals (8,390 households) registered in Akobo East County and 2,139 individuals (449 households) in Ulang County.

Contact

DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int

South Sudan — Biometric Registration Update (March 2020)

IOM's biometric registration has been active since 2014, with 944,709 beneficiaries active in its database to date, out of which 56 per cent (529,421 individuals) are female and 59 per cent (559,185 individuals) are under 18 years old. Since August 2018, IOM and World Food Programme (WFP) are collaborating on the project "Enhancing targeted food distribution through biometric data management" seeking to contribute to increased food security throughout South Sudan.

Contact

DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int