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Issue 9: 12 - 25 January 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 15 December 2016 to 11 January 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 12: 23 February - 8 March 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 23 February to 8 March 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 19: 1 - 14 June 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 1 to 14 June 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

IDMC

Nigeria: Increasing violence continues to cause internal displacement

Internal displacement is a common consequence across Nigeria of inter-communal and political violence, flooding and forced evictions. While some of the conflicts appear to be caused by overlapping and mutually reinforcing regional, religious and ethnic divisions, but violence often stems from competition for scarce opportunities and communal resources.

08 June 2012 | Overview

IDMC

Nigeria: Increasing violence continues to cause internal displacement

Internal displacement is a common consequence across Nigeria of inter-communal and political violence, flooding and forced evictions. While some of the conflicts appear to be caused by overlapping and mutually reinforcing regional, religious and ethnic divisions, but violence often stems from competition for scarce opportunities and communal resources.

08 June 2012 | Country Profile

IDMC

Nigeria: Simmering tensions cause new displacement in the “middle belt”

In early 2010, unresolved conflicts and simmering tensions between different social and ethnic groups led to renewed displacement in the city of Jos in the heart of the “middle belt” region of Nigeria. As in the rest of the country, no clear figures on the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) were available for this latest incident of violence.

03 December 2010 | Country Profile

IDMC

Nigeria: Download Download the profile in English

Internal displacement caused by both communal violence and internal armed conflict is a recurrent phenomenon in most states in Nigeria. The parties to the fighting have sought political, economic and social advantages in a country with endemic poverty, low levels of education and a huge and alienated youth population.

19 November 2009 | Country Profile

IDMC

Nigeria: No end to internal displacement

Internal displacement caused by both communal violence and internal armed conflict is a recurrent phenomenon in most states in Nigeria. The parties to the fighting have sought political, economic and social advantages in a country with endemic poverty, low levels of education and a huge and alienated youth population.

19 November 2009 | Overview

Internal displacement in Nigeria

01 November 2009 | Map

IDMC

Institutional mechanisms fail to address recurrent violence and displacement

Outbreaks of violence leading to significant situations of internal displacement are frequent in Nigeria, with at least 14,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands displaced since military rule ended in 1999. Complex displacement patterns and the marked lack of detailed and consistent data on the scope of the problem consistently aggravate the already poorly coordinated humanitarian response.

29 October 2007 | Overview

IDMC

Nigeria: Institutional mechanisms fail to address recurrent violence and displacement

Outbreaks of violence leading to significant situations of internal displacement are frequent in Nigeria, with at least 14,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands displaced since military rule ended in 1999.

29 October 2007 | Country Profile

IDMC

Heightened risk of violence and displacement ahead of 2007 elections

Ethno-religious conflict is endemic in Nigeria, with at least 14,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands displaced since military rule ended in 1999. Since internal dis-placement in Nigeria is often short-term, and most IDPs seek refuge with host families, data on the scope of the problem is scarce and no accurate estimates of the current number of IDPs exist.

21 September 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Nigeria: Heightened risk of violence and displacement ahead of 2007 elections

Ethno-religious conflict is endemic in Nigeria, with at least 14,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands displaced since military rule ended in 1999. Since internal displacement in Nigeria is often short-term, and most IDPs seek refuge with host families, data on the scope of the problem is scarce and no accurate estimates of the current number of IDPs exist.

21 September 2006 | Country Profile

Internal displacement in Nigeria

01 November 2005 | Map

Internal Displacement in Nigeria: A Hidden Crisis

IDMC report outlines key recommendations for humanitarian aid and protection for Nigeria's hidden crisis of internally displaced people.

01 February 2005 | Publication

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Nigeria

While ethno-religious conflict is endemic in Nigeria – with at least 10,000 people killed and an estimated 800,000 internally displaced since military rule ended in 1999 – the past year has witnessed an alarming upsurge in the level of violence and its impact on civilians.

01 February 2005 | Country Profile

IDMC

Internal displacement in Nigeria: a hidden crisis

While ethno-religious conflict is endemic in Nigeria – with at least 10,000 people killed and an estimated 800,000 internally displaced since military rule ended in 1999 – the past year has witnessed an alarming upsurge in the level of violence and its impact on civilians.

01 February 2005 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Nigeria

Internal displacement in Nigeria was already in the headlines 30 years ago, when some two million people died and several millions became internally displaced during the Biafran war (1967-1970). While displacement of this magnitude has not reappeared since then, Nigeria has over the past four years seen a dramatic increase in communal violence.

28 May 2003 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Nigeria (July 2002)

Approximately 500,000 people were forced to flee their homes after ethnic violence rocked Nigeria in October 2001, the majority of whom returned to their homes by mid-2002. Available figures suggested that towards July 2002, a total of at least 30,000 people remained internally displaced in Nigeria.

19 July 2002 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Nigeria (March 2002)

Available figures suggested that towards the end of 2001, a total of some 400,000 people were internally displaced, of which 300,000 resulted from the latest ethnic clashes in central Nigeria during October 2001. In the beginning of 2002, communal fighting in Nasarawa and Plateau States (January), and ethnic clashes in Lagos (February) already displaced thousands.

22 March 2002 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Nigeria

Conflict-induced displacement in Nigeria is caused by several, individual conflicts. Available figures suggested that towards the end of 2001, a total of some 400,000 people were internally displaced, of which 300,000 resulted from the latest ethnic clashes in central Nigeria during October 2001.

28 November 2001 | Country Profile

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