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31 Aug 2017 description




Central, eastern and western regions




More than 391,000 new displacements between 11 and 20 August


20 Nov 2014 description

When a whole town was displaced in the south of Guinea during the Ebola crisis, the link between disease and displacement began to emerge. With IDMC monitoring the crisis across the three countries most affected since the outbreak took place, we have identified five key displacement trends emerging.

05 Sep 2012 description

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400,000 displaced by floods sweeping across West Africa

Torrential rains have struck several West African countries during the past few weeks resulting in mass displacements throughout the region. Following a severe drought, the August floods have exacerbated an ongoing regional food security crisis.

15 Jul 2011 description

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25 Apr 2006 description

GENEVA, 26 April 2006 - While conservative estimates put the current number of people internally displaced by conflict within their own countries in West Africa at a total of around one million, concerted efforts are urgently needed to address the sub-region's acute potential for spiralling instability and massive population movements, according to a new report launched in the Nigerian capital Abuja today by the Norwegian Refugee Council's Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).