Nigeria

Nigeria

Nigeria: Refugee Returnee Dashboard (January - November 2018), UNHCR

Post date Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 05:52
Document Type Assessment Report
Content Themes Emergency Response, Needs Assessment, Information Management
Sources United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

In partnership with Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), UNHCR has carried out registration since August 2015 at border control points in the North East where Nigerian refugees have been returning from Cameroon, Niger and Chad. Key highlights include:
 
- 40,393 individuals have been registered by Nigeria Immigration Service from January through November 2018, comprised of 13,713 households.
- 96% of the refugee returnees report to have been unregistered in the country of asylum.
- 24% of the refugee returnee households (9,792 individuals) report that they did not return voluntarily back to Nigeria.
- UNHCR Nigeria is working closely with partners to implement a comprehensive response strategy, including providing targeted assistance to returning Nigerians, developing the capacity of key stakeholders to the response and advocating for conditions of returns to comply with international legal norms.

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