The DTM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) was deployed to track and provide up-to-date information on sudden displacement and other population movements in Askira Uba, Gwoza, Ngala, Kala-Balge, Kaga, Bama, Dikwa and Chibok. DTM recorded several triggers for population movements occurring in these areas during the period covered. These triggers included: military operations, voluntary relocation, improved security, poor living conditions and involuntary relocation.
DTM recorded entries and exits from Abrouc, Khoradar, Dethoma, Malakal PoC and Renk. There was a significant drop in entries through Abrouc. In Khoradar DTM recorded a significant number of exits compared to previous weeks, 119 individuals. These exits were mainly to Baliet and were facilitated by the government of the newly created Central Upper Nile State. In Dethoma 1 and 2 DTM recorded no exits however entries were recorded. In Malakal PoC 460 exits were recorded. In Renk a slight increase in the number of entries was recorded.
The crisis currently affecting the Lake Chad Basin countries, and resulting from the Boko haram insurgency, triggered significant displacement of populations. As of 4 November 2016, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria host an estimated 3,658,722 affected individuals made up of internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees (both in and out of camps), returnees and third country nationals (TCNs). 82% of the affected population (representing 2,990,406) is currently located in Nigeria, while 9% is located in Cameroon (320,736 individuals), 6% in Niger (221,790 individuals) and 3% in Chad (125,790 individuals).