Majhee Blocks Mapping

The majhee block system represents an important aspect of communities within the Rohingya refugees settled in makeshifts, formal refugee camps and spontaneous settlements. A majhee is a community leader, belonging to the Rohingya refugee population.

During the NPM Site Assessment Round 9 baseline survey, as part of the Key Informant (KI) interview process, enumerators walked the perimeter of each majhee block with guidance from the KI. As they walked, the field team traced their path, marking up the boundary on the tablet or paper map. Upon returning to NPM office, details of these boundaries are finalized on the paper maps.

The paper maps were then received by the NPM digitizing team. This team carefully digitized the Mahjee zone perimeters in GIS, using high-resolution NPM UAV imagery as an underlying reference. Boundaries are assigned the NPM Block_ID attribute, which represents a unique identifier for each Site Assessment Location. In this manner, boundaries can be uniquely linked back to a Mahjee.

NPM Bangladesh Round 9 – March 2018

Following an outbreak of violence on 25 August 2017 in Rakhine State, Myanmar, a new massive influx of Rohingya refugees to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh started in late August 2017. Most of the Rohingya refugees settled in Ukhia and Teknaf Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar, a district bordering Myanmar identified as the main entry area for border crossings.
Previous inflows were recorded in October 2016, when approximately 87,000 crossed into Bangladesh, and other waves were registered during the previous decades. The number of Rohingya refugees, both registered and unregistered, residing in Cox’s Bazar prior to August 2017 is estimated to be around 212,000 individuals.

Desk Review Report (April 2017)

Enable a better understanding of migration flows and its root causes from Ethiopia towards Europe.

This desk review report is part of the outputs of the first phase of IOM’s project implementation on data collection to enable a better understanding of migration flows from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Somalia towards Europe, a collaborative effort by DTM support team and relevant IOM field missions funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

NPM Bangladesh Round 4 Report July 2017

A total of 57 sites were assessed. 164,000 UMNs were identified in 2 upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district. An additional 4 sites, with a population of 635 according to NPM Round 2 (April 2017) were not assessed in this round due to limited access. Among those assessed, 52% are women and girls. 87,000 arrived since Oct 2016, with an increase in both makeshift settlements and host communities, due to newly arrived UMNs across the border from Myanmar in the month of July.

DTM Round XIV Report – February 2017

The escalation of Boko Haram violence in 2014 resulted in mass displacement in northeastern Nigeria. To better understand the scope of displacement and assess the needs of elected populations in Northeastern Nigeria, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) implemented its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) program in September 2014 in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs). IOM’s DTM is used in countries around the world to track displacement caused by natural disasters and conflict.