Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)3.50 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.2.90 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.3.90 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.3.20 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.3.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
Instability in the Malian regions of Gao and Menaka has spread into Niger, particularly affecting the border areas of Tahoua and Tillaberi regions. Attacks, especially against schools, and abductions have also been reported in areas that border Burkina Faso as Islamist armed groups take advantage of the porous border to lead actions across the region and evade both Malian and Nigerien armed forces. The crisis has led to destabilisation of the region by causing large-scale population movements. There has also been a notable growth in the use of improvised explosive devices targeting military operations but resulting in civilian casualties.? More than 137,000 people are currently displaced in Tahoua and Tillaberi regions which also host some 55,000 Malian refugees.?
No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.