Humanitarian Assistance to Chadian returnees from Nigeria, 06 April 2012 - Sitrep 5
1. Situation Update
Two IOM vehicles and staff departed from Ngouboua on 04 April, spent one night in Bol, and continued to N’Djamena, arriving on 05 April 2012, completing Phase I of the project. An operational team remains in place to continue managing the situation and are ready to respond if there is a sudden influx of migrants. Local operations staff, security personnel, and cooks have been hired and trained. During this week, local authorities informed the IOM team that there are additional arrivals of migrants in two remote locations known as Litri and Fororo. Both sites are approximately 100 kms from Ngouboua, and reports indicate 199 migrants. The IOM team is not able to reach these locations at the present time due to the serious logistical constraints – they can only be accessed by pirogue. There is a possibility that some of the migrants in these sites are individuals who were previously registered in Ngouboua. For now, IOM is monitoring the situation and working with local authorities to see what happens to these migrant sites, and the Nigeria‐Chad border in general.
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