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UNICEF Niger Humanitarian Situation Report, May - June 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



  • The insecurity caused by the conflict in the area of Bosso and neighbouring localities (Eastern part of Diffa region) and the attack on the 3rd of June resulted in the single most massive population displacement in Diffa region since the beginning of the crisis in 2013. The displaced fled the localities of Toumour, Yebi, Kanblewa and Bosso. Diffa region was already hosting an estimated 241,000 people (Nigerian refugees, returnees and internally displaced) before this last event. The total number of people displaced is presently estimated to be 280,000 people (including around 69,000 recently displaced following the events of 3rd June), with some of them displaced various times.

  • Despite a tense security environment, aid organizations have managed rapidly to reach the newly arrived in the main “sites” on the “Route Nationale 1” (RN1) especially with the very much needed safe water supply. As of 07 June, UNICEF and its partners provided access to safe water to an additional 27,366 people (out of an estimated target of 36,097 on the 3 main RN1 sites).

  • The bodies of 34 migrants including 22 children who died of thirst were found by a patrol in the North of Niger (between Arlit and Assamaka). It is believed that most of the deceased originated from Kantche. A study undertaken by IOM will support the development of an action plan in support of child protection and education in Kantche.

  • Despite a nationwide measles campaign in December 2015, Niger at week 25 (end June) recorded 2,342 cases of measles with 10 deaths. Six regions have been affected including the capital Niamey (1070 cases at 25th week); and the region of Diffa (35 cases, 5 confirmed at 25th week).

  • UNICEF supported the operational cost and the procurement of 1,430,000 doses of vaccine for the response. Until end of June, 380,104 children 6 months-14 years have been reached to contain the outbreak.

  • At week 25, 1,568 cases of Meningitis (meningococcal C) have been reported with 114 deaths. During week 25: 206,755 people were reached through vaccination with support of various partners including UNICEF.

  • 108 pastoralist children in the Agadez region have received support to finish the schoolyear to avoid drop out in a context of drought and migration of their community in search of pasture for their cattle.

  • Floods in the region of Agadez during the second half of June affected 38 villages and 5271 people. Support has been provided to 5,271 flood affected people.


30 June 2016

14,338 Children affected by SAM in Diffa region out of

400,794 Children affected by SAM nationwide (As of HRP 2016)

62,726 Estimated refugee children from Nigeria and returnees from Niger affected out of

114,048 Refugees and returnees from Nigeria (Source DREC, 5th May 2016, partial data, covering 51 sites out of 135, registration still ongoing)

91,274 Estimated internally displaced children out of

165,952 Internally displaced people

UNICEF Appeal 2016
US$ 39.5 million total

Nigeria+ 2016 (Niger)
US $14million (out of total Nigeria+ needs of $97M USD)