Overview

Drought, floods, and epidemics in Niger frequently drive food security, nutrition, and health crises.

Insecurity due to conflict between Boko Haram (BH) and regional military forces, as well as attacks against civilian populations along the Komadougou Yobe River and the shores of Lake Chad, have caused extensive displacement.

2.3 million people are in need in Niger, including 419,000 people in Diffa region, where more than 200,000 people are displaced, including IDPs, returnees, and refugees from Nigeria.?In Tillabéri, intercommunal tensions are rising between Peul and Tuareg communities on either side of the Niger-Mali border.

Niger is also a transit country for migrants heading towards Europe. Some of them become stranded around Agadez and need protection assistance.?

INFORM measures Niger's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be very high, at 6.7/10. Niger's lack of coping capacity, measured at 7.6/10 is of particular concern.?

Latest Developments

07/12: The state of emergency was extended to two new departments in Tillabery region due to the increase presence of islamist armed groups. The measure is likely to impact humanitarian access.?

Key figures

  • 2,300,000 People in need  [?]
  • 1,750,000 People in Need of nutritional support  [?]
  • 1,420,000 People in Need of Food Assistance  [?]
  • 166,000 Refugees  [?]
  • 129,500 IDPs in Diffa  [?]

Key priorities

Displaced in Diffa region continue to be in need of food, health, protection and WASH support.?

Health, particularly hepatitis E, malaria, meningitis and measles.?

Information Gaps and needs

  • Accurate health data for the whole country
  • Insecurity in Diffa, Dosso, Tahoua limits the availability of sectoral data.
  • Estimating the exact number of migrants dying in the desert of Niger during their journeys is challenging due to the desert’s vastness.
Key documents