West and Central Africa — Migration and COVID-19 in West and Central Africa: Examining the impacts of COVID-19 on travellers across the region (December 2020)

RO Dakar, RODakar-DataResearch@iom.int
West and Central Africa
Period Covered
Jul 01 2020 -
Sep 30 2020
  • Survey
  • Migration Flows
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Points of Entry (PoE)


The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected mobility in West and Central Africa in the form of various travel disruptions on internal and international mobility and restrictions on movements , resulting in significant shifts in migration flows across the region. To better understand the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic has been impacting mobility in the region, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) analysed data collected at key transit points in West and Central Africa between July and September 2020. This report focuses on the profile of migrants gathered at key transit areas in Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger and Nigeria using a questionnaire specifically designed to assess the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on travellers as well as travellers’ awareness of the virus and of measures to fight the spread of COVID-19.
  • COVID19