Strengthening the livelihoods of refugees and other displaced people in the Niger | Project profile

Strengthening the livelihoods of refugees and other displaced people in the Niger | Project profile
Mar 2020

In addition to structural weaknesses, the Niger is facing an unprecedented security crisis, which is linked to conflict in the neighbouring countries of Burkina Faso, Libya, Mali and Nigeria. This has triggered violent attacks and significant internal population displacements as well as an influx of refugees from the three neighbouring countries in the Diffa, Maradi, Tahoua and Tillabéry regions. Incoming refugees are adding pressure on already limited resources in food-insecure areas. It is thus crucial to provide livelihoods support to vulnerable displaced people in order to increase their self-reliance. In 2020, FAO plans to implement a series of activities aiming at strengthening the livelihoods of Nigerian and Malian refugees, and supporting their integration among host communities.