Diffa, Niger: a region devastated by the Boko Haram crisis


Niger is affected by violence and population displacements in its border regions that form part of the Central Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin.

To improve healthcare for displaced people, host communities and the population at large ─ in particular children ─ we work with the Ministry of Health and community health workers to deliver integrated health programmes throughout the country.

MSF teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Niger.

Key Activities

In 2019
Webclip – COVID-19 intervention in Niger – EN

MSF's response to COVID-19 in Niger


Our COVID-19 activities in Niger

May 2020

Niamey, the capital of Niger, is the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

MSF is supporting the Ministry of Health’s response to the new coronavirus. Audace Ntezukobagira, our emergency coordinator in the Sahel, explains how.

People on the move in Assamaka, Agadez
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Deportations put migrants’ lives at risk in Niger

Project Update 20 Apr 2021
COVID-19 Response in Niger
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Facing multiple challenges in responding to COVID-19 in Niger

Project Update 3 Jun 2020
COVID 19 response in Niger

Working with communities during a pandemic

Interview 5 May 2020
Refugee population in Andeamboukane, Mali

Fleeing violence in Niger, refugees in Mali remain vulnerable

Project Update 9 Mar 2020
People on the move in Assamaka, Agadez
Photo Story

Niger, at the crossroads of migration

17 Dec 2019
Photo Story
Niger - Magaria Paediatric Unit

Fifteen years treating malnutrition and malaria around the clock

Project Update 25 Nov 2019
MSF staff providing treatment

MSF teams forced to leave Maïné Soroa after two years

Interview 9 Aug 2019
MSF in Agadez region, Niger

“Imagine being dumped in the desert, in the middle of nowhere, with no food or water”

Interview 25 Jul 2019
Diffa: recent attack in Nguigmi village

Violence, humanitarian needs and fear mount in Diffa

Project Update 4 Apr 2019
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17 December 2018