Niger Emergency Project

Temporary shelters for refugees fleeing Boko Haram
View of Diffa, where thousands of refugees fleeing Boko Haram have settled.

According to UNICEF, Niger's Diffa region is hosting approximately 119,000 refugees and nearly 121,000 have been internally displaced.  UNOCHA estimates that the displaced population in Diffa will grow by 30% in 2017. SOS Children's Villages has been supporting the most vulnerable women and children in the region since 2015, including those who have been victims of gender-based violence.

SOS Children’s Villages is taking a lead role to provide child protection, health and nutrition and critical Non-food item (NFI) assistance to more than 159,000 vulnerable women and children affected by the crisis in the region, by 2018.

In consultation with members of the affected community, and in coordination with other humanitarian organizations, SOS is addressing key needs in the most severely impacted communities of Diffa.

Please donate now and help SOS make a difference.

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SOS Children’s Villages is committed to:

Addressing Protection & Psychosocial Support Needs

Addressing Protection & Psychosocial Support Needs:

  • Child Friendly Spaces – Offering children safe places to play, and psychosocial support and protection for child victims of gender-based violence, abuse and exploitation.
  • Identifying, Documenting, Tracing and Reunifying unaccompanied and separated children, in collaboration with local partners.
  • Educational Assistance – Providing informal educational activities to children, and offering training to teachers on psycho-social approaches.
Addressing Health & Nutrition Needs

Addressing Health & Nutrition Needs:

  • Provision of Nutrition assistance – Screening and treating cases of malnutrition amongst vulnerable populations.
  • Heath assistance – Building the capacity of local health facilities, setting up mobile health clinics in IDP camp sites, and promoting UNICEF’s best practices for infant and child feeding in an emergency.
Addressing Need for NFI Support

Addressing Need for NFI Support: 

  • Sudden on-set emergency support – Providing non-food items to the most vulnerable children and women-headed households, including blankets, mats, clothing, covered pots and tarpaulins, alleviating suffering and maintaining the human dignity of crisis affected populations.
Infant suffering from malnutrition in Niger
A young patient at the Diffa Centre for Outpatient Nutritional Rehabilitation for Malnutrition
Mother caring for her child suffering malnutrition
A mother and her malnourished daughter at the Diffa Center for Outpatient Nutritional Rehabilitation for Malnutrition (CRENAS), Niger.

Help us to support the most vulnerable in Niger. Donate to the Niger Emergency Project.


Government of Canada
Program undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada