Workshops on internal displacement data in Nigeria
The Lake Chad Basin Region is host to an important displaced population, both refugees and IDPs, as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency, as well as other forms of violence in specific areas, such as the Middle Belt of Nigeria, the Anglophone regions of Cameroon or Northern Niger. The Boko Haram insurgency alone and its spillover into neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger have caused the displacement of over 2.7 million people in the region. Affected populations have been moving within and across national borders, resulting in increased tensions as well as significant challenges for governments and international agencies in identifying vulnerable groups and providing them with much-needed assistance.
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the leading source of data and analysis on internal displacement worldwide. Since 1998, it has been collecting, analysing and publishing data, as well as developing expertise and thought-leadership on internal displacement, as mandated by the General Assembly of the United Nations. As part of its research programme on displacement trends and patterns, IDMC is organising workshops in Abuja and Maiduguri, to bring together displacement data providers and users, and discuss internal displacement monitoring and analysis. These events will include an overview of our research projects, including new work on the analysis of cross-border movements and returns in Nigeria and the region. They will gather important stakeholders such as representatives from the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as well as from the agencies and organisations working on collecting displacement-related data as well as assistance to displaced population.
These workshops are organised in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).