Niger Humanitarian Emergency

A young mother and her son.
UNFPA Niger/Souleymane Saddi Maazou

Niger's humanitarian challenges stem from a chronic food and nutrition crisis, insecurity from Boko Haram attacks, internal displacement and the added strain on resources from hosting a large number of refugees from neighbouring countries. Niger is also prone to epidemics and natural disasters, such as floods. The country is one of the poorest in the world and suffers from an extremely high rate of child marriage and a high rate of maternal mortality. Working with partners, UNFPA assists in the provision of sexual and reproductive health services and supports mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 19.9 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

2.00 million
1.05 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA Niger/Tagaza Djibo

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of mobile clinics
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.