The Niger is facing a combination of quick onset and protracted humanitarian crises that have been exacerbated by the impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Some 3.8 million people, including 2 million children, will need humanitarian assistance in 2021.1
Insecurity is leading to population displacements and access to people in need is a challenge. The country is also affected by flooding; the number of children at risk of malnutrition is on the rise; and access to basic services remains limited.
UNICEF will provide a timely, coordinated and multi-sectoral2 humanitarian response in regions facing recurrent population displacement3 and other crises; and support the implementation of the Government's national COVID-19 response plan, focusing on the needs of children and women.
UNICEF requires US$74.9 million to provide life-saving, multi-sectoral assistance to vulnerable children and women affected by multiple humanitarian crises in the Niger.