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UNICEF Niger Humanitarian Situation Report, 30 September 2018

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  • 3,696 cases of cholera and 69 deaths (lethality: 1.9%) have been recorded in 4 regions of Niger as of 30th of September. Response in health, wash and communication is ongoing with the support of UNICEF, WHO and MSF, under the coordination of the Regional Department of Public Health of the 4 regions
  • 3,571 cases of measles have been recorded since the beginning of the year, with a resurgence of cases in recent months. The country is running out of measles vaccine. UNICEF will support the Ministry of Public Health in the purchase of a contingency stock of measles vaccines
  • As of 30th September, the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) partners (ACF, ACTED, DRC, IRC, the Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Relief – MAH/GC, OCHA, UNICEF and WFP) had provided multisectoral assistance to 45,269 displaced people in Niger, out of which 34,410 in Tillabery and Tahoua, which represents 82% of all displaced populations in these 2 regions.
  • UNICEF provided NFI assistance to 1,600 families affected by the floods in Maradi and Agadez region, in partnership with the MAH/GC, local authorities and the Civil Defense Department. The assistance for 500 more in Tahoua is being prepared.

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

According to the 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), 2.3 million people in Niger are in need of humanitarian assistance. The needs analysis shows the persistence of five major crises affecting the country: food insecurity (1.4 million people estimated in need), malnutrition (1.7 million people), epidemics (1.17 million people), floods (170,000 people) and population movements due to conflict or migration (392,305 people).

In the Tillabery and Tahoua regions in September, the protection cluster and RRM monitors estimated that 42,274 people were forcibly displaced in over 6 municipalities and several sites (Tillabery: Inates, Ayourou, Abala, Banibangou; Tahoua: Agando and Assagueygue). Given the very complex and volatile security context, worsened by a difficult road access due to heavy rains, humanitarian assistance is challenging. Nevertheless, the Rapid Response Mechanism, in tight collaboration with the protection cluster and the Civilo Military Coordination, succeeded in implementing activities in Tahoua, while a humanitarian corridor is ready to be put in place for the period 1-10 October. Additionally, a CERF RR funding (WASH and protection), was approved for humanitarian assistance in the 2 regions.