West and Central Africa — Lake Chad Basin Crisis Monthly Dashboard 47 (22 August 2022)

Contact
RO Dakar, RODakar-DataResearch@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Snapshot Date
Jun 02 2022
Activity
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Baseline Assessment

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 22 August 2022, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria were hosting an estimated 5,595,058 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 4,180,954 individuals) were located in Nigeria, while 11 per cent resided in Cameroon (639,453 individuals), 9 per cent in Chad (488,510 individuals) and 5 per cent in Niger (286,141 individuals).