The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed all ministries, agencies and extra-ministerial departments to prepare their handover briefs ahead of the May 29 inauguration of President Buhari. UNHCR is positioning itself to acclimate to the new administration and continue its work in harmony with relevant governmental departments.
Some IDPs in Nigeria have reportedly returned to their areas of origin. Others have expressed their willingness to return, stating that the only impediment is lack of assistance.
UNHCR launched the 2015 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for the Nigeria situation on 9 April in Dakar. Twenty-three sister UN agencies and NGO partners are requesting US$174,409,920 to meet the needs of over 240,000 refugees and host communities in Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
Koussery transit site in Cameroon has been closed and handed over to the authorities. The remaining refugees, claiming to return to their villages in Nigeria, unanimously decided to leave the site.
Attendance in both schools of Baga Sola in Chad has decreased by 70 per cent. Refugees have said that food insecurity and the distance from schools are among the reasons for this absence.