West and Central Africa — Lake Chad Basin Crisis Monthly Dashboard 22 (21 July 2020)

Contact
Regional Office Dakar, RODakar-DataResearch@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Snapshot Date
Jul 21 2020
Activity
  • Baseline Assessment
  • Mobility Tracking

Summary

The crisis currently affecting the Lake Chad Basin states results from a complex combination of factors, including conflict with Non-State Armed Groups, extreme poverty, underdevelopment and a changing climate, which together have triggered significant displacement of populations. As of 21 July 2020, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria were hosting an estimated 4,929,195 affected individuals made up of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Refugees (both in- and out-of-camp), Returnees (Former IDPs and Returnees from abroad) and Third Country Nationals (TCNs). 78 per cent of the affected population (representing 3,793,691 individuals) were located in Nigeria, while 11 per cent resided in Cameroon (559,236 individuals), 6 per cent in Chad (312,750 individuals) and 5 per cent in Niger (263,518 individuals).

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