Integrated project to support the resilience of vulnerable refugee, displaced, returnee and host populations in the Diffa region

Integrated project to support the resilience of vulnerable refugee, displaced, returnee and host populations in the Diffa region

Funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and implemented by ACTED and several NGOs, this project targets young people in the Diffa region. Conducted within the framework of the fight against poverty, instability and humanitarian crises, the project contributes to operationalising the humanitarian-peace-development nexus. Activities target vulnerable people, regardless of their status (host communities, displaced persons or refugees) through the construction/rehabilitation of community infrastructure, access to basic social services (water, health, education) and other responses to urgent needs. Women-headed households will be particularly targeted. The project will respond to short-term needs and the effects of the chronic crisis affecting these areas while working towards reducing vulnerability in the medium- and long term.

Global objective

  • Improve the living conditions, the resilience of vulnerable populations and social cohesion through the economic, social and governmental recovery of seven municipalities

Specific objectives

  • Improve access of households and vulnerable groups to basic social infrastructure and services (water/sanitation, health/nutrition and education)
  • Sustainably improve the capacities of the most vulnerable communities, households and people to anticipate, absorb and recover from shocks affecting their food and nutrition security
  • Ensure strong decentralised governance by strengthening the capacities of authorities and technical services
  • Strengthen local development through the creation of economic opportunities and the development of local economic capacities

Expected results

  • Mapping of existing basic infrastructure and their conditions
  • 14 water points created or rehabilitated
  • 700 family and 140 community latrines built
  • 200 hectares recovered
  • 1 000 beneficiaries trained in modern agricultural techniques
  • 7 dialogue frameworks set up in the targeted municipalities
  • 390 young people trained in a professional activity
  • 8 farmer organisations supported

See full list of expected results


3 years : 13/12/2017 - 31/12/2020


The project is implemented in the Diffa region of Niger in the following communes: Chétimari, Diffa, Gueskérou, Kabélawa, Maine Soroa, N’Guigmi and Toumour.


6 000 housholds (~42 000 people) of the Diffa region


EUR 10 000 000


European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa


  • ACTED (lead)
  • Concern Worldwide
  • Welthungerhilfe
  • IMPACT Initiatives


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  • Niger


  • Agriculture & value chains
  • Aide d’urgence
  • Education
  • Employment & revenues
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Gender
  • Governance & capacity-building
  • Health
  • Livestock & pastoralism
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Markets, prices & trade
  • Natural resource management
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Water & sanitation
  • Youth


  • Institutions
  • Pastoralists & Agro-pastoralists
  • Poor households
  • Poor workers in the informal economy
  • Refugees
  • Vulnerable small-scale farmers
  • Women
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 2: Strengthen the nutrition of vulnerable households
  • Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food
  • Pillar 4: Strengthen governance in food and nutrition security


  • Local

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 4 SDG 6 SDG 8 SDG 10 SDG 13 SDG 16 SDG 17