Migration Trends from, to and within the Niger: 2016 - 2019

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27 nov 2020

Migration Trends from, to and within the Niger: 2016 - 2019

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This report provides an overview of migration flows in the Niger between 2016 and 2019, a period during which flows changed significantly. It explains how different events and developments have affected migration patterns in the country, and seeks to present a broad picture of migration from, to and within the Niger showing the complexity, multidimensionality, and dynamics of human mobility. The figures presented in this report are based on data collected through a variety of methodologies, including: Flow Monitoring, set up in February 2016 to better capture overland migration flows in the Niger; records from the Humanitarian Rescue Operations and Search and Rescue Operations which directly assist migrants in distress; official convoys returning Nigerien migrants from Algeria; registered foreign migrants at the six IOM transit centres; and migrants assisted with voluntary return to and from the Niger.

  • Foreword 
  • Acronyms 
  • List of Tables, Graphs and Maps 
  • Key Facts and Figures 
  • Introduction
  • Section I: Sources and Methodology
  • Section II: Historical Context of Migration in the Niger 
  • Section III: Migration Trends and Patterns in the Niger (2016 – 2019) 
    • 3.1. Overland migration trends and patterns to, from and within the Niger 
    • 3.2. The Niger as a country of destination 
    • 3.3. Humanitarian rescue operations of foreign migrants at the Algeria/the Niger border 
    • 3.4. Search and rescue operations in the Agadez Region 
    • 3.5. Official convoys from Algeria 
    • 3.6. Voluntary Humanitarian Returns from Libya to the Niger 
    • 3.7. Assisted voluntary return from third countries to the Niger 
    • 3.8. Assisted voluntary return from the Niger to third countries 
  • Section IV: Migrant Profiles 
    • 4.1. Migrants registered at flow monitoring points 
    • 4.2. Migrants in transit centres 
    • 4.3. Nigerien migrants returning with official convoys from Algeria 
    • 4.4. Nigerien migrants returned through voluntary returns 
  • Conclusion