Voluntary Return Assistance by International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Niger: As of July 2018, 8,000 refugees and migrants were rescued during 84 search and rescue operations. 90% of them were rescued near the border towns of Arlit and Assamaka. Half of the refugees and migrants who arrived at IOM Transit points in Niger had no identification documents.
Violence in Plateau state: As of July 2018, more than 22,000 people have been displaced by recent armed violence in Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Jos South Local Government Areas, Plateau state, Nigeria. Most of the displaced women, children and elderly are staying in congested impromptu camps.
IOM Chad calls for funds to help stranded migrants: On 1 July, 20 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, including eight potential victims of trafficking, were stranded in Faya, northern Chad. The city of Faya is located on one of the migration routes in northern Chad, where Chadian authorities regularly identify victims of trafficking and refer them to IOM.
Displacement in Cameroon due to violence: As of July 2018, violence has forced more than 21,000 people to flee Cameroon to neighboring countries, according to UN humanitarian staff, while 160,000 have been internally displaced, many reportedly hiding in forests to protect themselves. Grave human rights abuses have emerged against a backdrop of protests in the English-speaking northwest and southwest regions of the country.