Caring for refugees and displaced people in Diffa and responding to epidemics.
Our work in Niger
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) scaled up activities in response to the volatile humanitarian situation in Niger in 2021, caused by conflict, internal displacement, chronic food insecurity, and disease outbreaks.
What's happening in Niger?
How we're helping in Niger
In Maradi, we tripled our intake capacity by launching two new emergency nutrition projects through hospital and ambulatory care in Aguie and Guidam Roumjdi districts, and stepped-up activities, including intensive therapeutic feeding and pediatric care, in Madarounfa district. The security situation in Tillabéri region, which shares borders with Mali and Burkina Faso, deteriorated in 2021. A spread of attacks on civilians led the region to fall into a state of violence and internal displacement. To respond to the increased needs in Torodi, Banibangou and Ayorou districts, MSF recruited extra medical staff, conducted mobile clinics, rehabilitated the emergency unit, and built a blood bank, an observation unit, a sterilization room, and a mental health consultation room.
In Diffa region, we ran community consultations to help reduce the workload on hospitals during malaria season, provided pediatric and obstetric care, mental health support, and treatment for sexual violence.
The flow of migrants expelled from Algeria in unofficial convoys arriving in Assamaka, Agadez region, did not decrease, despite tough anti-migration policies and the closure of borders due to COVID-19. A toll-free number set up for migrants in transit continues to receive calls and enables MSF teams to rescue migrants who have been tortured and dumped in the desert.
How we're helping in 2021
Malaria cases treated
People admitted to hospital, including 76,900 children aged under five
Children admitted to outpatient feeding programs for severe acute malnutrition
Year MSF first worked in the country
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