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Niger: A Consultative Process for Adopting a National Law on Internal Displacement

Before conflict along Niger’s borders with Mali and Nigeria forced people to flee their homes in 2015, drought and floods had been the main drivers of internal displacement in the country. Niger’s population already faced extreme vulnerability linked to food insecurity, desertification, limited social services, and insecurity, placing Niger at the bottom of the Human Development Index, while featuring the highest fertility rate.2 In January 2020,
an estimated 2.9 million people required humanitarian assistance, including 187,000 IDPs and 218,000 refugees.

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