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UNICEF Niger Humanitarian Situation Report, July 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



  • The Diffa region continues to be affected by the Nigeria crises, with 6 attacks in July. Attacks included the looting of a WFP warehouse, an ambush to army patrol killing 5 soldiers and a major attack at the end of July to two villages on Lake Chad islands, with over 90 civilians estimated to have been executed and over 10 reported kidnapped.

  • The Diffa region is hosting an estimated 280,000 displaced people (Nigerian refugees and returnees, and internally displaced) including around 69,000 (25%) recently displaced following attacks in June in Bosso.

  • In July, UNICEF and its partners provided access to safe water to an additional 18,500 people in Diffa through the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) project.

  • Despite a nationwide measles campaign in December 2015, at week 30 (end July 2016) Niger recorded 2,370 cases of measles with 10 deaths. Six regions have been affected including the capital Niamey (1,072 cases); and the Diffa region (42 cases, 7 confirmed). UNICEF and other partners supported the health regional directorate for a coordinated response, reaching 103,960 children between 9 months to 14 years in the Diffa Region.

  • Floods affected entire villages in Maradi and Zinder region in July, affecting several villages. UNICEF provided support to the government to supply NFI kits and, where necessary, water treatment tablets to 207 households (almost 1,500 people), bringing the overall NFI assistance to over 6,700 floods-affected people (850 households).

  • As of 24 July, according to data collected through the scaling up (80% from ITP and 78% from OTP), a total of 174,761 under-5 children suffering from SAM have been admitted to the health centers.

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

A number of simultaneous crises continue to have a major impact on the humanitarian situation in Niger during the first semester of 2016. This includes: displacement caused by insecurity, and increased attacks; as well as outbreaks and epidemics of measles.