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
582,500
85,627
729,763
Last updated on - 01 September 2018
UNFPA Niger/Tagaza Djibo

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    86,084
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    3,215
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    29,439
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    38,048
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    4,531
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    18,199
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    37,744
    GBV survivors reached
    807
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    9,461
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    48
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    22
    Number of safe spaces
    10
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    22
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    22
    Dignity Kits distributed
    3,215
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    654
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    130
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    53
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    32
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    79

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • 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.