|Country of origin||Source||Data date||Population|
|Nigeria||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||68.0%||118,868|
|Mali||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||31.8%||55,496|
|Chad||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||0.1%||165|
|Dem. Rep. of the Congo||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||0.0%||74|
|Others||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||0.0%||69|
|Central African Rep.||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||0.0%||59|
|Côte d'Ivoire||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||0.0%||36|
|Location name||Source||Data date||Population|
|Abala Refugee Camp||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||9.0%||15,684|
|Ayourou||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||0.3%||473|
|Diffa Region||Government, UNHCR||28 Feb 2019||68.0%||118,868|
|Intikane Hosting Area||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||10.3%||18,078|
|Mangaize Refugee Camp||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||4.0%||6,926|
|Niamey||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||2.4%||4,187|
|Tabareybarey Refugee Camp||UNHCR, Government||28 Feb 2019||6.0%||10,551|
|Violence displaces more than 50,000 in western Niger this year https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2018/12/5c122b944/violence-displaces-50000-western-niger-year.html|
|13 Dec 2018|
Following violence, hostilities, human rights violations and a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the northern part of Mali since January 2012, large numbers of Malians have been seeking refuge in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger or displaced internally.
Northern Nigeria’s conflict with Boko Haram spilled over to the Lake Chad Basin region, where Nigerian refugees are hosted since 2014, causing large scale forced displacement and an unprecedented humanitarian emergency in Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
According to UNHCR estimates, statelessness affects millions of people worldwide, at least 700,000 of which are in West Africa. There are many factors contributing to the risk of statelessness in the region, which suggest that the population at risk is very large.
Mixed movements refer to complex population flows: people using the same routes and modes of transportation to travel, but moving for different reasons, and with different needs. In these flows, refugees move alongside people fleeing financial hardship. West Africa is a place of complex mixed movements, inside the region or from the region to other parts of the world, such as Europe through the Central Mediterranean route.
Today, there are 22,000 Ivorian refugees hosted in West Africa. Since 2011, UNHCR has facilitated the voluntary return in safety and dignity of over 70,000 Ivorian refugees and and continues to do so.
UNHCR, 06 Dec 2018
Geneva, 6 December 2018 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with Libyan authorities, evacuated 133 refugees from Libya to Niger today after hosting them at a Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli which opened on Tuesday. Most evacuees, including 81 women and children, were ... Read more
IRIN, 26 Jun 2018
As the EU sets new policies and makes deals with African nations to deter hundreds of thousands of migrants from seeking new lives on the continent, what does it mean for sub-Saharan Africans following dreams northwards and the countries they transit through? From returnees in Sierra Leone and refug... Read more
RFI, 05 Nov 2017
Des drones tueurs seront bientôt opérationnels au Niger. Depuis la mort de quatre bérets verts américains, près de la frontière malienne, le Niger et les Etats-Unis réfléchissent aux moyens appropriés pour faire payer aux islamistes leur audace. Le gouvernement nigérien vient de donner son feu vert ... Read more