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New displacement crisis emerges as Nigerians flee to the Maradi region
New displacement crisis emerges as Nigerians flee to the Maradi region

July 31, 2019

New displacement crisis emerges as Nigerians flee to the Maradi region

Over the last three months, a new displacement crisis has emerged in the border region of Maradi in Niger. While more than 35,000 refugees have crossed the border from Nigeria to Niger, causes behind the escalation remain largely unknown. The humanitarian community has been called to act and address the mounting needs of the displaced populations. A briefing paper published by REACH provides an overview to the situation in the region.

Niger: When fetching water becomes a threat – Finding linkages between water, sanitation, violence and gender in the Diffa region
Niger: When fetching water becomes a threat – Finding linkages between water, sanitation, violence and gender in the Diffa region

August 8, 2018

Niger: When fetching water becomes a threat – Finding linkages between water, sanitation, violence and gender in the Diffa region

Since the beginning of the Lake Chad crisis in 2015, the Diffa region in south-east Niger has been the scene of significant population movements, and according to estimates, 250,000 displaced people live in spontaneously established displacement sites or villages. Even though the sites provide shelter, they are often characterized by the lack of basic infrastructure […]

Niger: Emergency schooling requires urgent improvements for the provision of quality education
Niger: Emergency schooling requires urgent improvements for the provision of quality education

April 26, 2018

Niger: Emergency schooling requires urgent improvements for the provision of quality education

Since 2013, conflict and resulting insecurity have led to massive population displacement in Niger’s south-eastern Diffa region. More than 235,000 were reportedly displaced at the end of 2017, including refugees from Nigeria and internally displaced populations. According to the Direction Régionale de l’Education Primaire (DREP), in 2015, more than 12,000 children had to be withdrawn […]