We must overcome this crisis

Nearly 3 million people, more than half of whom are children, need humanitarian assistance in Niger.

By Islamane Abdou & Sarah Huendgen
UNICEF and partners paid a visit to the conflict-affected region of Diffa to see first-hand the humanitarian situation and response and meet with people affected by the crisis.
UNICEF Niger/Islamane
03 March 2020

UNICEF and partners paid a visit to the conflict-affected region of Diffa to see first-hand the humanitarian situation and response and meet with people affected by the crisis.

By Islamane Abdou & Sarah Huendgen

“We must overcome this crisis, which requires a day-to-day response.”

Laouan Magagi, Minister of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Management

Nearly 3 million people, more than half of whom are children, need humanitarian assistance in Niger. Insecurity has exacerbated the chronic challenges already facing children in Niger.  Women and children are bearing the brunt of the violence. 

UNICEF is appealing for solidarity to help the Government of Niger and its partners meet the urgent needs of the affected populations. In Niger, UNICEF and its partners will need US $ 59.4 million to deliver vital humanitarian aid to children in 2020.