Niger

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#46
3

Communities at risk

Djerema-sonhai, Hausa, Tuaregs

Summary

Also a founding member, Niger has contended with the spread of attacks, numbering at least 70, by Boko Haram, the Sahel-based IS affiliate, and other militants. In March, the government declared a state of emergency in the western areas bordering Mali and launched a major military operation after attacks on soldiers and civilians by armed groups in Tillabéry and Tahoua. The state… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts2
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.007
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance8
Rise of factionalized elites8.9
Voice and Accountability-0.339
Political Stability-1.084
Rule of Law-0.641
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL10.326

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

Also a founding member, Niger has contended with the spread of attacks, numbering at least 70, by Boko Haram, the Sahel-based IS affiliate, and other militants. In March, the government declared a state of emergency in the western areas bordering Mali and launched a major military operation after attacks on soldiers and civilians by armed groups in Tillabéry and Tahoua. The state of emergency in the Diffa region was renewed as attacks by armed groups continued. Over 700 suspected Boko Haram members from Niger and Nigeria went on trial. Yet hundreds of other people, including journalists, protestors and opposition politicians, were arrested in the government’s crackdown against dissent.