Niger is facing a complex humanitarian situation marked by insecurity and the impact of climate change.
In five years, the number of people in need of humanitarian aid has more than doubled, from 1.9 million in 2017 to 4.3 million in the beginning of 2023.
Humanitarian needs are surging due to endemic poverty, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, food prices increase due to the Ukraine war and the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every year, around 100.000 hectares of arable land are lost as a result of climate change
“The climate change we see today is now irreversible, and addressing the consequences is critical to long-lasting resilience for the people of Niger,” said the UN's Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Joyce Msuya.