As Niger continues to grapple with insecurity, food shortages, natural disasters, epidemics, extreme poverty and a lack of basic services, around 2.3 million people, including 1.2 million children, need humanitarian assistance.
Children and families in the southeastern and western parts of the country are hardest hit, as multiple crises worsen the humanitarian situation in Diffa, Tillabery and Tahoua regions.
The situation is especially dire in Diffa where more than more than 400,000 people continue to suffer the brutal consequences of a three-year conflict and the resulting population displacement.
In addition, more than 87,000 people located in the two regions bordering Mali may become internally displaced if the security situation continues to deteriorate.
As humanitarian challenges mount, an ever-growing number of people will be at risk and need help in 2018.
More than 227,000 people who have been forcibly displaced or affected by natural disasters will require emergency access to safe water.
An estimated 380,000 children under 5 are in danger of becoming acutely malnourished due to the national nutrition crisis. Food and nutrition insecurity is on the rise in communities impacted by multiple crises with limited access to basic social services.
Outbreaks of measles, meningitis, hepatitis E and cholera could affect 1.2 million people nationwide, and 180,000 people are vulnerable to the devastating impact of natural disasters.