The security situation in south-eastern Niger remains a challenge for humanitarian actors notwithstanding a drop in the number of attacks by Boko Haram in the last three months. Ongoing military operations by the Nigerien Defense Forces and the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and other security measures are restricting humanitarian access to areas along the Komadougou River. As of 31 March, more than 242, 000 people were displaced in the Diffa region according to the regional authorities. There have been some reports of people returning to their home community in Bosso, Niger, and Damassack, Nigeria, while new arrivals have also taken place in El Hadj Mainari through the entry point of Dewa village on the Niger side.
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Niger, Nigeria