26 July 2013: In May, some 6,240 people fled the violent military conflict in Nigeria and crossed into Niger, the country ranked last in the 2013 United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index. The extremely poor country is unable to address the humanitarian needs of the newly arrived refugees.
In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a grant of US$8,220,862 to two United Nations agencies through the rapid response window.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has received $1,003,272 to provide general protection and assistance to the refugees, primarily women and children.
With an allocation of $834,957, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will provide food assistance as well as water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.