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11 Sep 2019 description
  • Conflict in Central Sahel countries is rapidly spreading and insecurity has reached unprecedented levels. 20 million people live in conflict-affected areas across the three countries, 3 million are in need of emergency food assistance and in 2019, 440,000 new people have been forcibly displaced in the Central Sahel region.
10 Sep 2019 description

In Numbers

8,032 mt of food assistance distributed in June

US$ 1.27 m cash-based transfers in June

US$ 43.5 m six months (August 2019-January 2020) net funding requirements

1.07 m people assisted from January to June

Strategic Updates

02 Sep 2019 description


During the second quarter of 2019, data was collected at 32 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) throughout the West and Central Africa region. For the second quarter of 2019, the average daily number of individuals observed at FMPs (7,199) increased by 7 per cent compared to the previous quarter (up from 6,700).

The countries of survey which witnessed the largest flows were Niger (28% of flows), Nigeria (21%), Burkina Faso (21%) and Guinea (14%).

02 Sep 2019 description

Results show that the average daily number of individuals observed in July, at the FMPs in Niger, was 1,871. In July, Niger, Nigeria, and Libya were the main countries of departure and intended destination for individuals passing through FMPs. In addition, the main types of flows identified were : economic migration of more than six months (35% of all flows); short term local movements (33% of all flows); seasonal migration (29% of all flows); and tourism (3% of all flows).

19 Aug 2019 description


35,055 Number of Nigerians who have searched for refuge in Niger’s Maradi Region and have been registered

2,982 Persons evacuated from Libya to safety in Niger

76,634 Internally displaced persons in Tillabery and Tahoua regions

Operational Context

Key situations include:

19 Aug 2019 description

In Numbers

2,248 mt of food assistance distributed in May

US$ 417,318 cash-based transfers in May

US$ 12.3 m five months (August-December 2019) net funding requirements

1,040,704 people assisted from January to May 2019

Strategic Updates

09 Aug 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund


• In the Diffa region, 23 attacks by non-state armed groups (NSAG) against civilians and four inter-community conflicts were registered in June (OCHA). 23 civilians, including one humanitarian staff from NGO, were killed and 26 (14 women, 1 girl and 6 boys) were abducted

08 Aug 2019 description

Acceleration of the socio-economic integration of Malian refugees

Niger is hosting Malian refugees since the outbreak of the crisis in Northern Mali in 2012. The refugees are living in 3 refugee camps in the Tillaberi region, in a refugee hosting area (ZAR) for nomadic refugees in Intikane, in the Tahoua region, and in urban areas such as Niamey and Ayorou. A second refugee hosting area - Tazalite, was closed by the Government in December 2016 following an attack against the security forces.

08 Aug 2019 description

The DTM Monthly Regional Update contains consolidated summary updates and highlights from DTM field operations. This document covers updates from the regional network of flow monitoring of migrants, as well as the tracking and monitoring of internal displacement in the countries. It is published on a monthly basis and covers the West and Central Africa Region.

06 Aug 2019 description

Populations in Niger—a landlocked, low-income country in West Africa—are vulnerable to chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, regional conflict and resultant displacement, and recurrent shocks like disease outbreaks and floods. Approximately 2.3 million people across the country require emergency assistance to meet their basic needs, according to Niger’s 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan.


05 Aug 2019 description


Le mois de juin a été marqué par un environnement sécuritaire toujours préoccupant dans les huit départements en état d’urgence suivis par le monitoring de protection dans la région de Tillabéri à savoir Ayérou, Tillabéri, Téra, Bankilaré, Torodi, Banibangou, Ouallam, et Abala.

01 Aug 2019 description

Messages clés

  • Les cumuls des pluies enregistrées jusqu’au 20 juillet ont permis de réaliser les semis dans 94 pour cent des villages agricoles contre 97 pour cent en 2018 à la même période. Cette phase d’installation de la saison est marquée par des villages agricoles sans semis dont les proportions les plus importantes sont observées dans les départements de Bouza (20%), Illéla (10%), Takeyta (29%), Damagaram Takaya (20%), Tanout (11%), Banibangou (21%), Tillabéry département (18%), Diffa département (45%) et N’Guigmi (85%).

25 Jul 2019 description

Niger has been on Africa’s migration route for centuries, and particularly the Agadez region. In recent years, travellers heading north have been joined by thousands of people moving south, either expelled from Algeria or returning from Libya.

25 Jul 2019 description

DTM Niger monitors migration flows at seven key transit points around the country: Arlit, Séguédine/Madama, Magaria, Dan Barto, Dan Issa and Tahoua. In June 2019, 1,740 individuals were on average observed crossing FMPs daily. This represents a 21 per cent decrease when compared to the previous month. The majority of travelers (73%) were men, while 18 per cent were women and 9 per cent were children. Niger and Nigeria were both the main countries of provenance (77% and 19%) and of destination (80% and 14%) of travellers.

11 Jul 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In the Diffa region, 14 attacks by non-state armed groups (NSAG) against civilians and one inter-community conflict were registered in May (OCHA), 19 civilians were killed and 55 (35 women, 9 girls and 5 boys were abducted). This is the highest number of abductions since the beginning of the year, with women being the most affected group.

08 Jul 2019 description

What is FFA?

The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks.

Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of WFP’s initiatives aimed at addressing the most food-insecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers while also helping improve their long-term food security and resilience.