Lake Chad Basin Emergency

Emergency in Niger
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Niger Emergency Response Program

Africa’s fastest growing displacement crisis is currently underway. Yet, few are aware of the scale of the suffering.

The Lake Chad Basin region has been home to millions of refugees fleeing seven years of violence by Boko Haram. The conflict, originating in Nigeria, has intensified in recent years, spreading across borders into Niger, Chad and Cameroon, and has transformed into a burgeoning humanitarian crisis. Still, the people most affected by the crisis remain largely out of sight and unassisted by the world.

The SOS Emergency Response program in Niger is focused on addressing the following needs identified in the departments of N’guigmi, Diffa and Maine-Soroa:

  • Protection of children under 17 against gender-based violence, discrimination, and exploitation;
  • Reunification of unaccompanied or separated children under 17 with their family of origin;
  • Nutritional support as well as access to basic health care, education, shelter and NFIs, latrines, and playground areas for children under 17;
  • Vocational trainings and financial support for parents and caregivers to develop income-generating activities.

SOS Children’s Villages is prioritizing the protection of women and children as well as ensuring that they have access to health, sufficient and balanced nutrition, and education. SOS Children’s Villages Niger is working to prevent family separations by providing host-families, as well as refugees and displaced families, with the support necessary to care for their children. Please help us continue to make a difference by donating to the SOS MAYDAY Emergency Relief Fund.