West and Central Africa — Lake Chad Basin Crisis Monthly Dashboard 31 (26 April 2021)

Regional Office Dakar, RODakar-DataResearch@iom.int
Snapshot Date
Apr 26 2021
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Baseline Assessment


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 26 April 2021, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria were hosting an estimated 5,192,551 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). 75 per cent of the affected population (representing 3,893,150 individuals) were located in Nigeria, while 11 per cent resided in Cameroon (559,165 individuals), 9 per cent in Chad (474,091 individuals) and 5 per cent in Niger (266,145 individuals).