On the 25th April 2015, Nepal experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The effect on the local population has been enormous. Many casualties, injuries and displacements are reported. On the 12th May another major earthquake struck, adding to the severity of the situation in Nepal.
The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is designed to regularly capture, process, and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of the evolving needs of a displaced population. The DTM is an information management tool, rolled out in the immediate aftermath of the Nepal earthquake by the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) cluster to gather baseline information on the nature of displacement, mobility of population, needs and gaps. The DTM is designed to complement the Government of Nepal’s current data collection by identifying and then systematically monitoring displacement sites in rounds, in order to track mobility and changes in needs. Sites will be monitored in a four week cycle, enabling trend analysis.