New report highlights critical climate and humanitarian crisis in Niger

  • Armed conflict and climate change are driving unprecedented levels of poverty, displacement and food insecurity in the Central Sahel, with a 172% increase in humanitarian need since 2016.
  • Political decisions dating from the French colonial rule through the early 2000s have marginalized areas of the region both economically and politically.
  • Addressing this compound crisis requires tackling immediate humanitarian needs and funding climate adaptation initiatives.
Read the full press release and report.

Country facts

  • Total population: 17 million
  • People displaced by crisis: 291,000
  • Rank in Human Development Index: 188 of 188

IRC response

  • Started work in Niger: 2013