Most new arrivals are children, sent by their parents to Senegal as a precautionary measure.
The Bank organized a two-day forum in Abidjan to explore, among other issues, how to better support countries affected by displacements of populations.
Wrapping up a 10-day visit to Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria, Filippo Grandi vows to assist 460,000 people displaced by insurgency.
“This is one of Africa’s largest displacement crises and the world cannot afford to brush it under the carpet”
Filippo Grandi meets with Nigerian refugees driven from their homes by Boko Haram violence, and later presents funding appeal that aims to help them
Filippo Grandi says Niger sets a strong example through its hospitality for people fleeing conflict in Mali and Nigeria.