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. ? 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

Since the start of the rainy season in late July, 57 people have been killed and 240,000 have been affected by flooding across the country with water levels having peaked in late September. Recent riverine flooding along Diffa region’s Komadougou river has displaced upwards of 7,200 people in the region, damaging homes and farmlands. Livelihoods are likely to be impacted long term, as flooding has damaged crops just as the harvest season starts. Humanitarian organizations have started response efforts. Diffa region lacks basic services and is food insecure; it is also home to the highest number of IDPs and refugees in the country, who may be disproportionally affected by the flooding and its long-term effects. ?

Key Figures

Total population
21,686,000
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: 3.2

Impact: 3

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

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