Nigeria + 2 more

North-East Nigeria: Situation Update, 1 - 30 September 2018



  • In Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, two mobile courts established in Bakassi and Gubio Road IDP camps are enabling access to justice for persons of concern.
    Since the beginning of the year, more than 250 cases have been heard and determined.

  • UNHCR trained 20 Nigerian immigration officers from Borno state on registering refugee returnees. These officers will be deployed to Pulka to assist with registering spontaneous refugee returnees arriving from Cameroon.

  • UNHCR is working with Nigerian authorities to print and distribute 100,000 national ID cards to IDPs and refugee returnees. To date, 30,000 IDs have been printed and 2,500 distributed across ten IDP camps in greater Maiduguri.

  • At the Maiduguri Rehabilitation/Transit Centre, UNHCR provided standard Core Relief Item kits to 214 children formerly associated with Non-State Armed Groups.

  • A safe space has been established in Dikwa LGA of Borno state to provide case management and psychosocial support to vulnerable women and girls.

• UNHCR coordinated the development and submission of the Borno State Return Strategy to the Return Task Force. The strategy aims to set minimum conditions for return for a safe, dignified, informed and voluntary return of displaced populations.