The security situation in south-eastern Niger continues to deteriorate due to repeated attacks by Boko Haram. Since the first Boko Haram attack on the Nigerien territory in February 2015 to date, several other incursions have been reported in the region.
These attacks have caused the displacement of thousands of people. As a consequence, the humanitarian needs in the region have increased, in a context characterized by limited resources for an adequate response and by localized access challenges.
To bring life-saving assistance to scattered people affected by Hurricane Matthew, humanitarian organizations have to navigate a complex access situation. The very diverse geography, patchy road network, uneven damage to infrastructure caused by the hurricane and sometimes unpredictable security situation have forced aid agencies to use a variety of means to deliver relief. Cut-off communities in hard-to-reach mountainous areas are proving the most difficult to assist.
The Syria Humanitarian Atlas is a useful tool for humanitarian organizations working on the Syria Crisis to facilitate the planning and implementation of activities on the ground. The atlas provides maps at the community level, as well as city maps which include neighborhood boundaries and key landmarks. A standard unique code (Pcode) is assigned to each city or village or neighborhood; essential for data sharing across organizations and sectors. The search capacity by locality is particularly helpful.