• Crisis Severity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 17,657,000 People exposed [?]
  • 58,000 People displaced [?]



Intensification of the Anglophone crisis in the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions is causing people to flee these areas and cross into neighbouring Nigeria.? Over 60,000 people have fled to Nigeria and m ore than 679,000 people in the  Northwest, Southwest, West and Littoral regions are internally displaced. Municipal and parliamentary elections held on 9 February 2020 increased the spate of movements to Nigeria as the crisis escalated with violent confrontations between the separatists and the Cameroonian military forces.? At the beginning of January 2020, the Government of Cameroon concluded an arrangement with the Nigerian government for the return of 700 refugees.? The planned repatriation has been interrupted by the escalation in violence, especially after the elections.

The registered refugees in Nigeria are hosted by 87 local communities in Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River and Taraba states.? 

Latest Developments


No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

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Key Priorities


Priority needs are food, protection against gender-based violence, shelter, and healthcare. Many of the refugees come with war injuries and would require immediate medical attention. WASH needs are also very high as the camps where they have been accomodated in Nigeria do not have all of the basic requirements to accomodate the affected population. The most vulnerable groups are women and children. Out of school rates are increasing and livelihoods would have to be restarted for the displaced populations.