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Following the onset of armed conflict on 05 April 2019 in South Tripoli, at least 6,425 families (approximately 32,125 individuals) have been displaced from their homes.

Displacement Tracking in Yemen includes the monitoring of key migrant and return locations on Yemen's northern border with Saudi Arabia and southern coastal border.

Ce rapport présente les données collectées pendant le mois de mars 2019 aux points de passage Faya et Kalait, dans le nord du Tchad, qui ont été installés afin d’observer les mouvements des voyageurs en transit.

Ce rapport présente les données collectées pendant le mois de mars 2019 aux points de passage Faya et Kalait, dans le nord du Tchad, qui ont été installés afin d’observer les mouvements des voyageurs en transit.

Since October 2018, 198,686 cross border movements were observed. 100 per cent of these movements were observed between Burundi and Tanzania.

Following the onset of armed conflict on 05 April 2019 in South Tripoli, at least 4,870 families (approximately 24,350 individuals) have been displaced from their homes.

The 24th round of DTM data collection in Libya took place in January and February 2019. DTM identified at least 666,717 migrants currently present in Libya.

Depuis le mois d’octobre, 198.686 mouvements transfrontaliers ont été observés. 100% de ces mouvements transfrontaliers ont été observés entre le Burundi et la Tanzanie.

أجريت الجولة الرابعة والعشرين لتجميع البيانات الخاصّة بالهجرة خلال شهري يناير وفبراير . من سنة 2019

Following the onset of armed conflict on 05 April 2019 in South Tripoli, at least 3,650 families (approximately 18,250 individuals) have been displaced from their homes. Since DTM’s last update on 12 April, another 925 displaced families (approximately 4,625 individuals) were identified.

Como parte do processo de monitoramento de fluxos provenientes da República Bolivariana da Venezuela para o Brasil através do Estado de Roraima, a Organização Internacional para as Migrações (OIM) publica este terceiro relatório de Monitoramento de Fluxo Migratório (DTM, em inglês) com os dados q

En Guinée, 5 points de suivi ont été installés depuis avril 2017 dans les localités frontalières avec le Mali et le Sénégal dont 3 sont actifs à ce jour. Il s’agit des localités de Kouremalé, Nafadji et Boundoufourdou où l’on observe les mouvements des voyageurs entrant et quittant ces lieux.

Migrants Presence Monitoring (MPM) team in Turkey conducted 3,043 surveys with Afghan, Iranian, Syrian and Iraqi nationals between July and August 2018.

Following continued clashes in South Tripoli, another 720 families (approximately 3,600 individuals) were displaced on 09-10 April 2019, bringing the total number of displaced households since the onset of armed conflict on 05 April to 1,615 families (approximate

نزحت 720 أسرة إضافية (حوالي 3.600 فردا) بين يومي 9و10 أبريل 2019 من جرّاء استمرار الاشتباكات في جنوب طرابلس، ممّا رفع العدد الإجمالي للأسر النازحة منذ أن بدأ النزاع المسلّح في يوم 5 أبريل إلى 1.615 أسرة (أي حوالي 8.075 فردا).

The Regional Information Management Working Group (RIMWG) for Europe is established to coordinate information management activities at the inter-agency level between partners in refugee and migrants operations within the context of the sector corodination groups in all European countries at the E

This report presents an analysis of Flow Monitoring Surveys (FMS) conducted in 2018 with 11,000 respondents under 25 years old across West and Central Africa (WCA).

La DTM es una herramienta multi-instrumento que monitorea el desplazamiento para proporcionar una visión de la situación en general y las características del flujo migratorio, incluyendo las personas que están en transito, cruzando y se quedan en un país.

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) there are currently an estimated 4 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection.

Inflows of newly-arrived IDPs peaked at over 1,100 families per week in the week of 28 September and 5 October. There was a sharp, 74% decrease from 5 to 19 October.

 ۱۱۰۰ ت از  اکتوبر، به بیشـ� ۵ سـپتم�ب الی ۲۸ روند ورودی بیجاشـدگان داخی تازه وارد در هفته  کاهـش را نشـان میدهـد.

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About is an IOM online platform designed to enhance access to Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) migration flow information products, including a visualization of population flows. The DTM also has a second online platform,, designed to visualize internal displacement monitored through the DTM systems; this platform facilitates a better understanding of mobility trends within a country in assessed areas.


The DTM is a system designed to track and monitor displacement and population mobility, provide critical information to decision-makers and responders during crises, and contribute to better understandings of population flows. The DTM includes four standard components – each comprising various tools and methods – that can be applied, adapted and combined as relevant in a particular context. The standard components are: (i) mobility tracking; (ii) flow monitoring; (iii) registration and (iv) surveys. Data visualized on the website is retrieved from flow monitoring exercises. 

A Flow Monitoring exercise collects information on the volume and basic characteristics of populations transiting through selected locations - referred to as Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) – during specific observation hours. Data collected includes previous transit point(s), next destination, intended destination (when possible) and means of transportation, as well as the number, sex and nationality of migrants passing through the Flow Monitoring Point. Data is collected overtime through periodic cycles.

Once baseline data is collected through Flow Monitoring exercises. When required and as needed, Flow Monitoring Surveys (FMS) are then implemented to collect multi-layer and multi-themed data on mobile populations. FMS collect data at the individual level and include, but are not limited to, information on basic socio-economic profiles, information regarding the journey (cost, routes, modes of transport, intermediaries) and some basic data on the intentions, expectations, and perceptions of the final destination that migrants have. The findings of these surveys are used in the overall analysis presented in the IOM Flow Monitoring reports.

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