IOM DTM in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the state Ministry of Health have been conducting monitoring of individuals moving into Nigeria's conflict-affected northeastern states of Adamawa and Borno under pillar four (Points of entry) of COVID 19 preparedness and response planning guidelines.
During the period 1 to 31 December 2020, 1,245 movements were observed at Five Points of Entries in Adamawa and Borno states. Of the total movements recorded, 729 were incoming from Extreme-Nord, 1 from Nord in Cameroon and 35 from N’Djamena in Chad republic. A total of 765 Incoming movements were observed at Five Points of Entries.
A range of data was collected during the assessment to better inform on migrants’ nationalities, gender, reasons for moving, mode of transportation and timeline of movement as shown in Figures 1 to 4 below.