DTM Round 3 March 2011 Population in camps decreasing, but where did they go?
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in support of the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster, continues to implement the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). This is a monitoring tool to collect the most updated data on the earthquake affected internally displaced persons (IDP) population living in IDP sites in Haiti. The DTM was initially rolled out in March 2010, and was further revised (DTM v2.01) in October 2010 under the supervision of the IOM Data Management Unit with the data collection being undertaken by IOM directly.
This report presents the results of the third round of the DTM v2.0 field assessments conducted between the end of January and mid-February 2011. During this period field teams visited 1,152 IDP sites, of which 1,061 were confirmed as having IDP households living on the site.
Results of this recent assessment indicate that the IDP population living in IDP sites continues to decrease. The estimated IDP population in March 2011 is about 680,000 individuals. This indicates a decrease of 56% compared to the estimated 1,500,000 individuals reported living in IDP sites in July 2010. Note that this recent population count includes the population currently located in the surrounding areas of the Corail IDP camp, locally referred to as Canaan and Jerusalem, as well as another identified location near Corail 3 called Ona-ville. This population was first assessed in January 2011 and has now been incorporated in DTM assessments and analysis accordingly.
The Data Management Unit continues to emphasize to partners the importance of understanding the methodology utilized for the DTM in order to effectively interpret the results presented in this report. Particular attention to be paid to the fact that information is collected mainly through informant interviews, observation and physical counting.
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