• Crisis Severity ?
    3.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    3.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    3.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    2.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 2,208,000 People in Need [?]
  • 1,747,000 Moderate humanitarian conditions - Level 3 [?]
  • 461,000 Severe humanitarian conditions - Level 4 [?]

Overview

21/05/2019

Insecurity stemming from crises in neighbouring countries impacts populations in Niger. In Diffa region, where a state of emergency has been in place since 2015, Boko Haram continues to carry out sporadic attacks on civilians and against the authorities. ? Cross-border intercommunal tensions also affect Tillaberi and Tahoua regions, leading to significant population displacement. ?Since September 2018, the Burkina Faso border area has seen increasing attacks by jihadist armed groups against the local population and authorities, leading to a State of Emergency declared in several departments. ? Insecurity also continues to limit food and humanitarian access, amplifying the effects of drought and floods. In Niger, more than 1.2 million people are expected to face IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) or worse between June and August 2019.

Latest Developments

18/06/2019

18/06: On 15 June, gunmen attacked Tcholori village, Diffa, killing two staff of the International Rescue Committee. Local media reports suggest that the attack was carried out by Boko Haram. It remains unclear whether any residents of Tcholori were harmed. Diffa has experienced a significant spike in violence in recent months, and this is the second major attack against a humanitarian organization since April.?