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Mobility & Displacement

55% of sites are within 30 minutes from place origin / habitual residence.

Distance of site from the place of origin/habitual / residence

There were less sites which are more than 3 hours away from place of IDPs’ origin when compared to Round 7, a decrease from 27% to 17%. For 28% of the sites, the majority of the households were between 30 minutes to 3 hours of their place or origin or habitual residence.

For most districts, the displaced population were from the same districts. The exceptions are for sites in Kathmandu, and Nuwakot which has been hosting households from Lalitpur, Kavrepalanchok, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchok.

 Cross _dis

Where is the place of habitual residence of the largerst IDP group?

Intended _area

Where is the area of intended return for majority of IDPs?


26% of households living in 65 active sites intended to return to their place of origin; 28% to their place of habitual residence; 6% intended to relocate to a nearby village; and 5% were thinking to move elsewhere in the country. 35% displaced population currently had no plan to leave displacement sites.

The proportion (26%) of IDPs planning to return to their place of origin has decreased when compared to Round 7 (40%). On the other hand almost same percentage (from 34% to 35%) of households had no plan to leave the displacement sites. IDPs planning to return to the place of habitual residence had increased from 9% found in DTM Round 7 to 28% in Round 8.





During monsoon season, damaged/destroyed houses, fear of landslide and aftershock were preventing return to 84% of displaced population which is less than 87% from DTM Round 7. Lack of accessibility to basic services (8%) remained one of the key factors preventing return.


What is preventing the majority of IDPs from returning home?