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|2020 planning figures|
|100%||of people of concern registered on an individual basis|
|100%||of people of concern identified in need of resettlement submitted for resettlement under the Emergency Transit Mechanism|
|7,000||Malian and Nigerian refugee households receiving land allocations for shelter|
|4,000||Malian and Nigerian refugee households will receive long-term/permanent shelter|
|2018 year-end results|
|100%||of people of concern are registered on an individual basis|
|100%||of people of concern have access to primary health care|
|100%||of people of concern have access to HIV services|
|80%||of primary school-aged children enrolled primary education|
|1,975||people of concern were evacuated from Libya to Niger, with 960 resettled to third countries|
People of Concern
Working environmentForced displacement in Niger continues due to security incidents related to the activities of armed groups, including terrorists and bandits, in the border areas with Burkina Faso, Mali and north-east Nigeria. Insecurity hinders access to the populations of concern and is likely to persist in the coming months, with anticipated new and secondary displacements.
Despite this complex security context, the authorities are showing a strong commitment to their international engagements and a real ability to combine security, asylum and search for solutions. UNHCR is implementing innovative interventions, such as the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) used to save the lives of refugees in detention in Libya while the urbanization programme provides Nigerian and Malian refugees with access to land for housing. Refugees in Niger benefit from freedom of movement and access to services at par with nationals. The commitment of the Government of Niger for refugees took an additional dimension in 2019 with the beginning of the implementation of a joint project designed to support the socio-economic integration of refugees by the Government of Niger, with support from the World Bank and UNHCR. Coordination is carried out with a situation-specific approach, in line with the Refugee Coordination Model.
The favorable protection environment in Niger and the joint UNHCR-Government of Niger solution-oriented strategy is strengthening partnerships with development actors, donors, UN agencies and NGOs.
Key prioritiesIn 2020, UNHCR will focus on:
- Maintaining and strengthening a favorable protection environment
- Maintaining the ETM;
- Ensuring an emergency response capacity while improving the access to basic social services for refugees;
- Closing the three Malian refugee camps of Tillabery by 2020 through an urbanization programme, the construction of social houses and the construction of one-stop-shop for basic and protection services;
- Continuing the urbanization and construction of the social housing programme in the Diffa region;
- Strengthening the partnership framework to implement the joint solution and nexus-oriented vision with the Government, development actors, donors, UN agencies, NGOs and the private sector.