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Refugees in Nigeria

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All refugees JSON  .CSV 
46,591
Last updated 30 Sep 2019
Source - UNHCR, Government 
All refugees by origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Cameroon UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2019
  95.6%
44,524
Dem. Rep. of the Congo UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2019
  1.4%
634
Central African Rep. UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2019
  1.0%
447
Others UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2019
  0.8%
354
Syrian Arab Rep. UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2019
  0.5%
249
Mali UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2019
  0.3%
143
Côte d'Ivoire UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2019
  0.3%
123
Chad UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2019
  0.2%
87
Sudan UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2019
  0.1%
30


Note

44,247 Cameroonian refugees have been registered and 35,636 biometrically verified, in Cross River, Benue, Taraba and Akwa Ibom States from October 2017 through 30 September 2019; 277 Urban Cameroonian asylum seekers were registered in Lagos and Abuja as at 30 September 2019.

Cameroonian refugees - Trend since 2018 JSON  .CSV 
IDPs in North-East JSON  .CSV 
2,018,513
Last updated 30 Sep 2019
Source - IOM, NEMA 
Note

Out of 2,018,513 IDPs, 92% are displaced by the insurgency in North-East Nigeria

IDPs in North-West/North-Central JSON  .CSV 
309,755
Last updated 31 Aug 2019
Source - NEMA 
IDPs in North-East - Trend since 2015 JSON  .CSV 
Asylum seekers JSON  .CSV 
1,192
Last updated 30 Sep 2019
Source - UNHCR, Government 
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    UNHCR Regional Update - Nigeria Situation 1 - 31 August 2019

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    UNICEF: West and Central Africa Education in Emergencies ( EiE) March 2019

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    UNICEF: West and Central Africa Education in Emergencies (EiE) - Lake Chad Basin March 2019

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    MMC - Quarterly Mixed Migration Update West Africa, Quarter 1, 2019

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    This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers the West Africa (WA) region. The core countries of focus for this region are Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria. Depending on the quarterly trend...
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    UNHCR Nigeria: CAMEROON SITUATION MARCH UPDATE - EXT

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    UNHCR Nigeria: Cameroon Situation Funding Update 08 April 2019

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    UNHCR Regional Update - Nigeria Situation 1-28 February 2019

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    UNHCR Nigeria: North-East Nigeria Situation Update External, 11-22 February 2019

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    UNHCR Nigeria: North-East Situation Update 19082019

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    UNHCR Nigeria: Monthly External Update - August

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    UNHCR Nigeria - Cameroon Situation Update April 2019

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    UNHCR Nigeria: North-East Situation Update 29 April - 10 May 2019

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    UNHCR Nigeria: North-East Situation Update 14 - 16 April 2019

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    MMC - 4Mi snapshot: Aspirations West Africa

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    2,184 refugees and migrants were interviewed by 4Mi in West Africa between 1 January and 31 July 2018, in Mali (Mopti, Gao and Timbuktu), Niger (Niamey and Agadez) and Burkina Faso (Dori and Bobo Diou...
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    North East NIGERIA: SITUATION UPDATE - May 2018

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    The first Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum organized by UNDP with financial support from Germany, Sweden, and Norway was held from 8-9 May in Maiduguri, Borno State. Government representatives from Ca...
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    UNHCR: Refugee Education 2030

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    RPD2 Déclaration d’Abuja: Réaffirmation des engagements de la Déclaration d’Abuja et leur mise en oeuvre

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    2018 Nigeria RRRP

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    Regional Protection Strategic Framework January 2017 - December 2018

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    New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

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    UNHCR Regional Bureau for West & Central Africa: Education News #12

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    UNHCR - West & Central Africa Update - 12 September

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    UNHCR Regional Bureau for West & Central Africa: Bi-weekly Education Newsletter

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    MMC - Quarterly Mixed Migration Update West Africa, Quarter 2, 2019

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    UNHCR West Africa Infographic #IBELONG progress in ECOWAS - Highlights as of 30.04.2019

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    UNHCR Nigeria: Cameroon Situation Emergency Update 1 to 28 February 2019

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    UNHCR Nigeria: Cameroonian Refugee Situation Emergency Update 1 to 31 January 2019

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    Cameroonian refugees continued to arrive in Nigeria from the southwest and northwest regions of Cameroon through unofficial entry points, as official borders remain closed.
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    MMC - Monthly Summary West Africa, October 2018

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    UNHCR Nigeria: North-East Nigeria Situation Update 04 - 09 February 2019

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    UNHCR Nigeria Situation Funding Update 22 January 2019

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    ACF, OXFAM, SCI - Sahel : priorité à la résilience et au développement

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