|Country of origin||Source||Data date||Population|
|Nigeria||UNHCR, Government||30 Jun 2018||67.2%||118,781|
|Mali||UNHCR, Government||31 Oct 2018||32.7%||57,719|
|Chad||UNHCR, Government||31 Oct 2018||0.1%||100|
|Others||UNHCR, Government||31 Oct 2018||0.0%||47|
|Central African Rep.||UNHCR, Government||31 Oct 2018||0.0%||41|
|Dem. Rep. of the Congo||UNHCR, Government||31 Oct 2018||0.0%||31|
|Côte d'Ivoire||UNHCR, Government||31 Oct 2018||0.0%||21|
|Location name||Source||Data date||Population|
|Abala Refugee Camp||UNHCR, Government||31 Oct 2018||9.2%||16,236|
|Ayourou||UNHCR, Government||31 Oct 2018||0.3%||473|
|Diffa Region||Government, UNHCR||30 Jun 2018||67.3%||118,868|
|Intikane Hosting Area||UNHCR, Government||31 Oct 2018||10.4%||18,333|
|Mangaize Refugee Camp||UNHCR, Government||31 Oct 2018||4.4%||7,793|
|Niamey||UNHCR, Government||31 Oct 2018||2.3%||3,990|
|Tabareybarey Refugee Camp||UNHCR, Government||31 Oct 2018||6.3%||11,047|
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 25,000 Ivorian refugees hosted in Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Togo. Since 2011, UNHCR has facilitated the voluntary return in safety and dignity of over 65,000 Ivorian refugees and and continues to do so.
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
THEGUARDIAN, 04 Nov 2017
The US special forces detachment ambushed in the Niger last month fought alone for hours after the local Nigerien forces they were accompanying fled in the first minutes of the engagement, retired and serving special forces officers with knowledge of events have said. The trapped soldiers also ma... Read more