ACAPS OVERVIEW

Overview

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 late June have caused flooding in Maradi and Tahoua regions, killing nine people and affecting over 20,000. 2,244 houses have been destroyed and loss of cattle has been reported. Over 300,000 people along the Niger River basin could be affected by flooding during the current rainy season. ?

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Key Figures

Total population
23,568,000
People in Need
2,208,000
Moderate humanitarian conditions - Level 3
1,747,000
Severe humanitarian conditions - Level 4
461,000
Key figures are for the entire response and are not CCCM-specific.

INFORM Global Crisis Severity Index

Crisis Severity: 3.4

Impact: 4

Humanitarian Conditions: 3

Complexity: 3.5

Access Constraints: 3

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

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