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

11/09: Since the beginning of August, Niger has experienced above average seasonal rainfall, which has intensified significantly in recent days. Widespread flooding has been reported across the country, particularly in regions that lie adjacent to the Niger river basin such as Tahoua, Tillaberi, Niamey, and Dosso. According to local authorities, more than 65,000 people have been affected and at least 5,000 houses have been destroyed. So far, 42 people have reportedly been killed, though the number of casualties will likely increase if heavy rainfall continues. Flooding during this year’s rainy season has also affected neighbouring countries, most notably Mali and Nigeria.?

02/08: Maradi region has experienced an increase in refugee arrivals following an escalation of violence in north-western Nigeria in recent months. Since April, between 35,000 and 60,000 people have fled Nigeria for Niger, with more than 10,000 arriving in July alone. Most refugee households are currently living in host communities. The influx of new arrivals has placed strain on public services in Maradi, which were already  limited. Food, WASH, health, and shelter needs have been highlighted as priorities for response efforts.?

Key Figures

People in Need
Moderate humanitarian conditions - Level 3
Severe humanitarian conditions - Level 4
Key figures are for the entire response and are not CCCM-specific.

INFORM Global Crisis Severity Index

Crisis Severity: 3.2

Impact: 3.4

Humanitarian Conditions: 3

Complexity: 3.3

Access Constraints: 2

The above scale is from 0 (Very low) to 5 (Very high)
Information courtesy of ACAPS.
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HDX datasets

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