Government return operations continue at full scale and sites are being dismantled.
• Where security is assured and rehabilitation support provided, IDPs have opted to return to their areas of origin. IDPs who still feel insecure and have experienced trauma prefer to relocate elsewhere or integrate within the community. Management of IDP preferences differs in every IDP caseload.
• There is minimal to no assistance in areas of return. Local authorities have requested international partner sup-port to address the gap. Meanwhile, public-private initiatives continue to fundraise for the rehabilitation of IDPs.
• The living condition of the already vulnerable host communities has deteriorated having shared their limited resources with the IDPs for over a year.