Niger Humanitarian Emergency

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

The humanitarian crisis in Niger is worsening in 2018 and a scale-up of humanitarian aid is urgently required, as indicators across multiple sectors are deteriorating. Acute rainfall deficits last season in several regions of the Sahel and armed attacks in border regions with Burkina Faso and Niger have uprooted hundreds of families in recent months, adding to the devastation by the long-running conflict around the Lake Chad Basin. Chronic vulnerabilities related to food insecurity, malnutrition, population displacement, epidemics and floods are being compounded by Boko Haram-related violence in the regions bordering Mali and in the Diffa region in Niger. Overcrowding in camps and displacements sites have worsened the living conditions and exacerbated protection risks faced particularly by children and women. In 2018, an estimated 2.3 million people, including 1.2 million children, will be affected by one or more of the crises impacting Niger. In Diffa, gender-based violence (GBV) has worsened in overpopulated camps. UNFPA is leading GBV sub-cluster and is actively participating in coordination meetings.

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

Humanitarian needs

2.33 million
Last updated on - 01 September 2018
UNFPA Niger/Tagaza Djibo

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.