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, whilst over 160,000 Nigerian refugees have crossed the border seeking safety in Niger.?Cross-border violence and 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 States of Emergency declared in several departments. ?

INFORM measures Niger's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 6.7/10. Lack of coping capacity and vulnerability are of particular concern at 7.6/10 and 6.8/10 respectively.?

Latest Developments

Heavy rains since June have caused flooding, particularly in the western and central regions. As of 30 August, over 123,000 people have been affected, over 19,000 houses were destroyed, and 33 people died according to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs. Shelter, NFI ,and WASH kits are urgently needed.?

13/08/2020: Members of an unidentified armed group attacked seven humanitarians working for ACTED and their guide on 9 August, killing all eight people. They were visiting a wildlife reserve near Kouré, in Tillaberi region. The area was known to be free from armed group activity despite its location in the conflict-affected region. Following the attack, the Nigerien government extended the current state of emergency to cover all of Tillaberi.? 

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Key Figures

Total population
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: 3.7

Impact: 4.1

Humanitarian Conditions: 3.7

Complexity: 3.4

Access Constraints: 3

The above scale is from 0 (Very low) to 5 (Very high)
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HDX datasets

8 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange: