West and Central Africa — Tahoua (Niger) and Sokoto (Nigeria) — Mapping of Stranded Herders 1 (April 2022)

Regional Office Dakar, RODakar-DataResearch@iom.int
Period Covered
Apr 01 2022
Apr 30 2022
  • Other
  • Survey
  • Flow Monitoring


Cross-border transhumance is a major herding practice in West and Central Africa, and especially in the Sahel region. As an
important economic activity and a driver of regional development, transhumance has, in the past few decades, been subject to
significant changes. Climatic variation, demographic pressure, growing competition over scarcer resources, political volatility
and insecurity have deeply affected transhumant routes, patterns and flows.

This dashboard presents the results of data collected in Tahoua, Niger and Sokoto, Nigeria in April 2022. A total of 23 localities
were assessed by the Bilital Maroobe Network (RBM) and its network of pastoralist organizations using a common
methodology involving regional workshops with relevant stakeholders and local assessment conducted by trained
enumerators. This information product highlights the number of herders and their cattle currently stranded at borders, as well as
potential solutions to resume cattle mobility