DTM Emergency Tracking – Climate-Induced Displacement – Nineveh (Data collection period: December 1 – December 14) – Iraq

DTM has been tracking climate-induced displacement in Nineveh since June 2021. In almost all cases, displacement of returnee families has occurred because low rainfall severely affected the ability of households to provide fodder for livestock. Some seasonal displacements occur each year, but the low rainfall and reduced vegetation seen in 2021 have resulted in significant displacements in rural areas of southern Nineveh governorate.

This update presents data collected between December 1 and 14, 2021, with an analysis of trends since the previous data collection period, July 1 to September 30, 2021. Data is collected by the assessment teams and IOM Rapid Response Teams (RARTs), which are deployed across Iraq. (20% of interviewers are women). IOM’s RARTs collect data through key informant interviews with a network of over 9,500 key informants including community leaders, mukhtars, local authorities and security forces.

As of December 14, 2021, a total of 303 families (1,818 people) remained displaced due to the drought. Climate-induced displacement has occurred in two districts of Nineveh governorate: Al-Ba’aj and Hatra. In Al-Ba’aj district, 169 families remain displaced from Markaz Al-Ba’aj and 24 families from Al-Qahtaniya. In Hatra district, 80 families remain displaced from Altal and 30 families from Markaz Hatra.

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