Nigeria — Flow Monitoring Dashboard 41 (July 2020)

Contact
DTM Nigeria, AllUsersInDTMNigeria@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Nigeria
Period Covered
Jul 01 2020 -
Jul 31 2020
Activity
  • Flow Monitoring

Summary

Results show that the average daily number of individuals observed in July, at the FMPs in Nigeria was 1,154. This represents a 33 per cent increase compared to the daily average of June 2020. The increase from the previous month could be attributed to the easing of lockdown/movement restriction imposed by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a response to the increase in communal transmission of COVID-19 virus. Also, migrants are taking advantage of the various unauthorized border points to migrate. Nigeria,  Niger, Chad, and Cameroon were the main countries of departure and intended destination for individuals passing through FMPs. In addition, the main type of flows identified were: short-term local movements (42% of all flows); economic migration of more than six months (38% of all flows); seasonal migration (17% of all flows); and tourism (3% of all flows).

Four main modes of transport were identified: car (56% of all flows), bus (39% of all flows), motorbike (2% of all flows) and foot (2% of all flows).