Seven years on, the humanitarian crisis around the Lake Chad Basin is still far from over. Conflict and insecurity continue to cause significant displacement inside Nigeria and to force thousands of people to flee the country into Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Moreover, during 2019, the security situation also deteriorated in North Western Nigeria, forcing more than 35,000 Nigerians to flee to Niger’s Maradi Region, and giving rise to a new emergency.
By the end of 2019, Cameroon, Chad and Niger were hosting 276,637 Nigerian refugees. With no foreseeable resolution to these conflicts, the number of refugees is expected to increase even further in 2020. The 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRP) for Nigerian Refugees has been updated for 2020. It contains a revised implementation plan to address the needs of increasing numbers of Nigerian refugees and asylum seekers (including for the situation in the Maradi region of Niger), revised population planning figures and revised financial requirements for Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
Read the entire Nigeria Situation RRP.