Niger Humanitarian Response Plan 2019-2020

The humanitarian context in Niger is characterized by a combination of factors: food insecurity, malnutrition, seasonal epidemics, flooding and population movements including displacement and migration

Funding Requirements

Health sector funding requirements for 2019

US$ 16.3 million for 2019

AHO funding requirements for 2019

US$ 9.4 million

Beneficiaries targeted by health partners in 2019

Health partners will target 231 000 people in 2019. These include:

  • 966 000 internally displaced people
  • 659 00 people in the host community
  • 51% are women, 55% children and
  • 3% elderly.

Background

The humanitarian context in Niger is characterized by a combination of factors: food insecurity, malnutrition, seasonal epidemics, flooding and population movements including displacement and migration. It is estimated that 1.9 million people, mainly women and children, will need humanitarian assistance in 2019, of which about 231 000 will need support from health partners.

Health sector situation

In the area of the country affected by the Lake Chad Basin crisis, health services, water and other essential services have been disrupted by insecurity and recurrent attacks.
In 2017, 340 000 people are expected to face food insecurity, around 12 000 children will be severely malnourished and almost 45 000 will suffer from moderate malnutrition.
The main objective of the Health Cluster during 2019 will be to reduce morbidity and mortality by improving access to health care and reducing the impact of population movements on the health of the displaced population.

Health sector objectives

  1. Improve access and quality of primary health care and referral care, especially reproductive health and HIV/AIDS for vulnerable populations
  2. Ensure the prevention, preparation and response to outbreaks of diseases with epidemic potential and other health emergencies
  3. Reinforce the capacity and coordination of health interventions at national and regional level

AHO Projects in Niger

Emergency response to the health needs of the populations of the districts hosting refugees, displaced people and returnees to the area of Diffa in Niger
Requested funds US$ 1 940 423

 

Strengthening of the coordination of the health emergency response at the national and regional levels in Niger
Requested funds US$ 1 677 952

 

Prevention, preparedness and medical response to major diseases at potential epidemic in Niger
Requested funds US$ 5 793 635