As part of its fourth round of the Displacement Tracking matrix (DTM), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a Return Intention Survey targeting IDPs
Population identified by the DTM Round 4 in August 2016 in the Far North region of Cameroon: 181,215 Internally Displaced Persons (33,621 households); 14,871 Unregistered
Population identified by the DTM in April 2016 in the Far North region of Cameroon: 190,591 Internally Displaced Persons (34,221 households), 8,251 Unregistered Refugees (1,650 households), 39,833 Returnees (7,828 households). Since the second DTM round, IDP population increased by 12%.
Since the first DTM round in November 2015, the IDP population increased by 7%, the unregistered refugees (formerly out of camp refugees) decreased by 29%, and the returnee population increased by 16%.
The data gathered between the 10th and 19th of November includes information on number of displaced persons, period of displacement, reason for displacement, type of accommodation and demographic data on displaced populations in six (06) departments of the Far North region.
The data reported presents the number of internally displaced, out of camp refugee and returnee populations displaced by the Nigerian crisis in the Far North
This document represents a summary snapshot of the large scale assessment conducted by UNHCR and IOM. Data was collected through mobile data collection from April
Since 2014, Cameroon has felt the effects of the insurgency of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA, formerly known as Boko Haram). The increase of violent attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon and neighbouring countries has led to the displacement of populations away from areas of conflict and violence.
The International Organization for Migration set up and rolled out the first round of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in November 2015 with the objective of providing regular, accurate and updated information on displaced populations within the Far North region of Cameroon to better support the response of the Government of Cameroon and the humanitarian community.