IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) system is tracking and monitoring internally displaced populations. It captures; processes and disseminates information in order to provide a better understanding of the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations; either on site (e.g. camps) or en route. It provides primary data and information at national and international level. DTM focuses on four main components: mobility tracking; flow monitoring; registration and surveys.

As of November 2016; internal displacement data is provided for 23 countries. More countries are being added to the matrix as information becomes available. The data provided covers the number of displaced people; demographics; needs and conditions in their places of refuge. It also monitors movements such as returns and secondary displacement.

The methodology adopted foresees a first stage of data collection through a network of community-level key informants and government registration data; and a second stage of validation.


  • 2pf

    External dimension

    New Migration Partnership Framework, reinforced cooperation with third countries to better manage migration.

    View External dimension
  • 6fd

    Internal displacement

    Forced (internal) displacement, root causes and populations of concern.

    View Internal displacement

Additional Info

Dataset ID DTM
Data Frequency daily
Status Active
Spatial Coverage World
Mode Database
Accessed On 2016-12-01
Category operational data

Please be aware that the information and links provided in the metadata above are maintained in distributed and heterogeneous information systems. Although we strive to maintain and keep links and information updated, this may not always be possible because of changes that are not registered and updated in the relevant information systems. Please, help us to maintain the system updated by indicating broken links or any other outdated information by contacting the relevant contact point. You can also inform us using the "Contact" link of this page.