IOM has been carrying out flow monitoring of migrants at two points in the Agadez region of Niger. In September 2017 DTM identified 2,541 incoming and 4,972 outgoing migrants. This month, the continued closure of the border between Niger and Libya made more difficult, and in some cases prevented, movements of passengers across the border between Niger and Libya. There has also been an increase in returns of Nigeriens and migrants from third countries arriving from Algeria. The great majority (94%) of observed persons were men, and 2% were minors.