Lake Chad Basin Crisis — IOM Response (December 2017)

This snapshot provides an overview of the IOM activities in the Lake Chad Basin region. Displaced people are recorded in the following countries: Nigeria (3 million), Niger (252,000), Cameroon (396,000) and Chad (176,000). In total, 17,300,000 people are living in the affected area of which 2,200,000 are internally displaced people and 1,400,000 returnees. The map also shows the coverage of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and the location of IOM offices.

DTM Cameroon Round 11 Report November 2017

The displaced population is estimated at 335,016 individuals (241,987 IDPs,29,337 out of camp refugees and 63,692 returnees). 743 villages were evaluated including 14 new villages. 60 uninhabited villages were identified. 92% of the target population is displaced due to armed conflict in the Region and 8% is displaced due to flooding and other climatic factors. 47% of those displaced live with host families, 16% rent houses, 23% live in spontaneous sites, and less than one per cent live in the open air without shelter.

DTM Cameroon Round 10 – Return Intentions Survey

As part of its tenth round of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a Return Intention Survey targeting IDPs in the Far North Region of Cameroon. The survey was conducted in August 2017 in the six Departments of the Far North Region: Diamare, Mayo-Danay, Mayo-Kani, Mayo-Tsanaga, Mayo-Sava, and Logone-et-Chari. A total of 2,335 IDP households were interviewed in 496 localities.

DTM Cameroon Round 10 Report October 2017

This report provides an overview of the situation in Cameroon’s Far North Region. Displacement is primarily driven by insecurity (in particular that linked to the activity armed extremist groups), and in a lesser measure by climatic events. The information presented in the report was collected from displaced individuals, with the agreement and support of local authorities, in the period ranging from 7-18 August 2017.

DTM Cameroon Round 9 Report August 2017

During this round of data collection, 3,589 households were surveyed across 497 villages (including 151 spontaneous sites) in a representative sample that accounted for three types of displaced populations: internally displaced people (IDPs), unregistered refugees and returnees.

DTM Cameroon Round 7 Report March 2017

Population identified by the DTM Round 7 in March 2017 in the Far North region of Cameroon:

  • 223,642 Internally Displaced Persons (39,002 households);
  • 30,593 Unregistered Refugees (4,987 households);
  • 43,435 Returnees (7,347 households).

91% of the displaced population was displaced by the insurgency and 9% by flooding and other natural disasters. 3% of the current population was displaced in Jan 2017, 44% in 2016, 31% in 2015, 18% in 2014 and 4% before 2014.An estimated 54% of the displaced household population lives in host communities while 21% live in rented housing, 19% in spontaneous settlements, 4% in collective centers and 2% in open air space.

DTM Cameroon Round 6 – Return Intention Survey

As part of its sixth round of the Displacement Tracking matrix (DTM), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a Return Intention Survey targeting IDPs in the Far North Region of Cameroon. The survey was conducted from 9 to 23 December 2016 in the six Departments of the Far North Region: Diamare , Mayo-Danay, Mayo-Kani, Mayo-Tsanaga, Mayo-Sava, and Logone-et-Chari. A total of 556 IDP households were interviewed in 546 localities.

DTM Cameroon Round 6 Report January 2017

Population identified by the DTM Round 6 in January 2017 in the Far North region of Cameroon:

  • 191,908 Internally Displaced Persons (33,469 households);
  • 23,430 Unregistered Refugees (4,066 households);
  • 35,665 Returnees (6,366 households).

92% of the displaced population was displaced by the insurgency and 8% by flooding and other natural disasters. And 47% of the current population was displaced in 2016, 29% in 2015, 20% in 2014 and 4% before 2014. In addition, An estimated 62% of the displaced household population lives in host communities while 23% live in rented housing, 10% in spontaneous settlements, and 4% in collective centres.

DTM Cameroon Round 5 – Return Intention Survey

As part of its fifth round of the Displacement Tracking matrix (DTM), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a Return Intention Survey targeting IDPs in the Far North Region of Cameroon.
The data collected between September 19th and October 10th 2016, and presented in this fifth report that 23% of displaced persons indicated their intention to return to their place of origin while 7% indicated that they would leave their area of displacement for another location, and 71% indicated their intention to remain at their displacement site.