West and Central Africa — Lake Chad Basin Crisis Monthly Dashboard 43 (30 April 2022)

Regional Office Dakar, RODakar-DataResearch@iom.int
Snapshot Date
Apr 28 2022
  • 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 30 April 2022, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria were hosting an estimated 5,501,412 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 4,132,210 individuals) were located in Nigeria, while 12 per cent resided in Cameroon (633,472 individuals), 9 per cent in Chad (488,798 individuals) and 4 per cent in Niger (246,932 individuals)