West and Central Africa — Lake Chad Basin Crisis Monthly Dashboard 44 (25 May 2022)

25 May 2022 West and Central Africa Round 44 Download

The crisis currently affecting the Lake Chad Basin states results from a complex combination of factors, including conflict with Non-State Armed Groups, extreme poverty, underdevelopment and a changing climate, which together have triggered significant displacement of populations. As of 25 May 2022, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria were hosting an estimated 5,503,092 affected individuals made up of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Refugees (both in- and out-of-camp), Returnees (Former IDPs and Returnees from abroad) and Third Country Nationals (TCNs). 75 per cent of the affected population (representing 4,132,210 individuals) were located in Nigeria, while 12 per cent resided in Cameroon (634,189 individuals), 9 per cent in Chad (489,761 individuals) and 4 per cent in Niger (246,932 individuals).

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