Activities – Refugee and NFI Transportation, Workshop management, Warehouse management, Fuel management, Fleet management.
Niger continued to offer stability and an open asylum space for asylum-seekers and refugees fleeing the various conflict zones in the region, particularly in Libya, Mali and Nigeria. During 2019 it also continued to host migrants and asylum-seekers en route to Europe. The operation responded to the needs of the various categories of displaced populations, including IDPs, IDP returnees, refugees and refugee returnees, while prioritizing urbanization and empowerment activities for all people of concern. As of 31 December 2019, there were some 441,900 people of concern in Niger, comprising: 191,900 IDPs; 180,000 refugees and 38,000 asylum-seekers (66% of whom were Nigerian and 32% Malian) and 2,200 people of concern from Burkina Faso (UNHCR 2020).
AIRD Niger has been in operation since 2018 and carries out activities to support refugees through its offices in Niamey, Agadez, Tahoua and Diffa. In collaboration with UNHCR and Implementing Partners, the programme is actively involved in transportation of refugees and also carries out Workshop management, Warehouse management, Fuel management and Fleet management.