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Nigeria Situation: UNHCR Regional Update No. 2 (25 March - 10 April 2015)

Situation Report
Originally published



  • UNHCR launched the 2015 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for the Nigeria situation on 9 April in Dakar. US$174,409,920 are being requested by 23 sister UN agencies and NGO partners to meet the needs of over 240,000 refugees and host communities in Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

  • Following the successful conclusion of the 28 March Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Nigerian people peacefully participated in the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections across the country, on Saturday 11 April 2015.

  • The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. António Guterres visited Cameroon from 23 to 25 March. He was accompanied by Ms Liz Ahua, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Nigeria and CAR situations and Ms. Monique Sokhan, Senior Legal Adviser UNHCR. The HC expressed his appreciation to the Cameroonian Government and people and showed support to refugees and host populations.

  • The HC also visited Chad from 25 to 26 March and in his meeting with HE Mr. Déby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, he expressed solidarity with Chad in its regional role in combatting the insurgents, and his appreciation for Chad’s hosting of refugees for more than a decade despite the security, social, and economic challenges facing the country.


1,235,294 IDPs in Nigeria

 1,188,018 IDPs in North East States

 47,276 IDPs in North Central States (NEMA/IOM DTM Report,
February 2015)

192,131 Total number of Nigerian refugees in neighbouring countries


USD 98,352,789*


 Nigeria:

  • Protection and assistance to most vulnerable groups amongst the IDPs and host communities

 Niger:

  • Relocation from hosting communities in Diffa region to Sayam Forage camp

 Cameroon:

  • Transfer of refugees from insecure border areas to Minawao camp

 Chad:

  • Relocation of refugees from Lake Chad islands to Dar Es Salam site