Niger

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#33
13

Communities at risk

Djerema-sonhai, Hausa, Tuaregs

Summary

Niger ranked 34th in 2019’s Peoples under Threat index and rose 12 places from 2018’s ranking. Nigeris facing the spillover effects of conflicts raging in neighbouring Mali and Nigeria as well as internal drivers of insecurity and political instability. Violence in the border regions has resulted in population displacement and contributed to the country’s deepening… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2019 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts2
Major armed conflict1
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance7.7
Rise of factionalized elites8.9
Voice and Accountability-0.414
Political Stability-1.303
Rule of Law-0.676
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL11.87

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Niger ranked 34th in 2019’s Peoples under Threat index and rose 12 places from 2018’s ranking.

Nigeris facing the spillover effects of conflicts raging in neighbouring Mali and Nigeria as well as internal drivers of insecurity and political instability. Violence in the border regions has resulted in population displacement and contributed to the country’s deepening humanitarian crisis. In the southeast Diffa region, near the border with Nigeria, ISIS-linked Boko Haram fighters and other supporting militants continue to strike state security forces. Near the Malian border in the western Tillabéri region, the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara has launched attacks on military and police officers and abducted international aid workers. While the Nigerien army continues to collaborate with Opération Barkhane, the French regional counter-terrorism operation based in Chad, in June 2018 Islamist militants destroyed the headquarters of the G5 Sahel multinational counter-terrorism force, established in 2017 between Niger and its neighbours.