Mali Operation - Niger Overview (As of 20 May 2013)
The security situation, had remained largely calm during the month of May. Following recent events, in particular the arrival of an estimated 2,367 Niger citizens and 126 Nigeria citizens from Nigeria , as well as the declaration of a state of emergency in three federal states neighboring Diffa region, UNHCR Niger has dispatched on 17 May a contingency mission to Diffa town and region.
UNHCR is also working in Niger to contain cholera epidemic in refugee camps. Our Response Activities consists in implementing emergency health and sanitation measures, such as increasing the supply of clean water. The affected refugees are being treated in the Cholera Treatment Centres run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (-Suisse).