Niger hosts 580,838 people of concern, of which 48% are internally displaced persons (IDPs), 43% refugees, 6 % returnees, 2 % asylum seekers and other persons of concern (mainly Burkinabe’s). Most refugees come from Nigeria (73%) and Mali (21%). The population is predominantly young (58 % youths), with women accounting for 53 %. 

As a result of continuous deterioration of security in its border, Niger has been accumulating situations of forced displacement (out and in) since 2012, including the latest waves from Burkina Faso, Mali and northwestern Nigeria. 

UNHCR’s work in Niger focuses on providing holistic assistance and comprehensive protection and solutions for persons of concern, including PSEA (Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse), with particular attention on women, children and other persons with specific needs. Thanks to urbanisation projects and livelihood opportunities, operations are guided by a community-based approach and supported by a Nexus approach. 

Niger is the first country to establish an Emergency Transit Mechanism / ETM for refugees from Libya. Niger is a party to the most relevant international and regional legal instruments protecting refugees, IDPs, and stateless persons. The country has passed national laws and decrees to transpose its international commitments. 

For information about our work in Niger:

  • Information for refugees and asylum-seekers in Niger – help.unhcr.org
  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.
  • For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Niger, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

Contact Information

LE CHEF DE LA SOUS DELEGATION A Agadez

Street Address:
Quartier JEUNE CADRE, S/C BP: 12 201 NIAMEY-NIGER, Niamey, Niger

Mailing Address:
BP 12 201 NIAMEY-NIGER, Niamey, Niger

Telephone:
90 227 01 2000

Facsimile:
7 2075 2065

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 08:00 - 17:30
Friday: 08:00 - 14:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, Nouvel An
05 April 2021, Lundi de Paques
30 April 2021, Fete du Travail (observe)
13 May 2021, Aid-Al Fitr (Ramadan)
20 July 2021, Aid-Al Adha (Tabaski)
21 July 2021, Aid-Al Adha (Tabaski)
03 August 2021, Fete de l'Independance
18 October 2021, Mouloud
17 December 2021, Fete de la Republique(observe)
24 December 2021, Noel

LE BUREAU DE L'UNHCR A ABALA

Street Address:
QUARTIER ROUTE FILINGUE, S/C BP: 12 201, NIAMEY, Niger

Mailing Address:
S/C BP: 12 201 Niamey-NIGER, NIAMEY, Niger

Telephone:
90 227 04 2000

Facsimile:
0227 2075 2065

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 08:00 - 17:30
Friday: 08:00 - 14:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, Nouvel An
05 April 2021, Lundi de Paques
30 April 2021, Fete du Travail (observe)
13 May 2021, Aid-Al Fitr (Ramadan)
20 July 2021, Aid-Al Adha (Tabaski)
21 July 2021, Aid-Al Adha (Tabaski)
03 August 2021, Fete de l'Independance
18 October 2021, Mouloud
17 December 2021, Fete de la Republique(observe)
24 December 2021, Noel

Comments:
LocCity : Aballa

LE BUREAU DE L'UNHCR A OUALLAM

Street Address:
QUARTIER GNAMASAL, S/C BP: 12 201, Ouallam, Niger

Mailing Address:
S/C BP: 12 201, Ouallam, Niger

Telephone:
4122 588 0927

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 08:00 - 17:30
Friday: 08:00 - 14:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, Nouvel An
05 April 2021, Lundi de Paques
30 April 2021, Fete du Travail (observe)
13 May 2021, Aid-Al Fitr (Ramadan)
20 July 2021, Aid-Al Adha (Tabaski)
21 July 2021, Aid-Al Adha (Tabaski)
03 August 2021, Fete de l'Independance
18 October 2021, Mouloud
17 December 2021, Fete de la Republique(observe)
24 December 2021, Noel

Comments:
LocCity : Ouallam

LE BUREAU DE L'UNHCR A TILLABERY

Street Address:
QUARTIER KOUARA KANO, TILLABERY, Niger

Mailing Address:
S/C BP: 12 201 NIAMEY-NIGER, Niger

Telephone:
4122 588 0927

Facsimile:
00227 2075 2065

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 8:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 8:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 8:00 - 17:30
Friday: AM: 8:00 - 17:30, PM: 8:00 - 14:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, Nouvel An
05 April 2021, Lundi de Paques
30 April 2021, Fete du Travail (observe)
13 May 2021, Aid-Al Fitr (Ramadan)
20 July 2021, Aid-Al Adha (Tabaski)
21 July 2021, Aid-Al Adha (Tabaski)
03 August 2021, Fete de l'Independance
18 October 2021, Mouloud
17 December 2021, Fete de la Republique(observe)
24 December 2021, Noel

LE BUREAU DE UNHCR A TAHOUA

Street Address:
QUARTIER SABN GAR, Niger

Mailing Address:
S/C BP: 12 201 NIAMEY-NIGER, Niger

Telephone:
90 227 03 2000

Facsimile:
7 2075 2065

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 8 - 17:30
Tuesday: 8 - 17:30
Wednesday: 8 - 17:30
Thursday: 8 - 17:30
Friday: 8 - 14
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, Nouvel An
05 April 2021, Lundi de Paques
30 April 2021, Fete du Travail (observe)
13 May 2021, Aid-Al Fitr (Ramadan)
20 July 2021, Aid-Al Adha (Tabaski)
21 July 2021, Aid-Al Adha (Tabaski)
03 August 2021, Fete de l'Independance
18 October 2021, Mouloud
17 December 2021, Fete de la Republique(observe)
24 December 2021, Noel

Comments:
Voltage : 220

LE CHEF DE BUREAU DE DIFFA

Street Address:
QUARTIER CHATEAU, Niger

Mailing Address:
S/C BP : 12 201 NIAMEY-NIGER, Niger

Telephone:
90 4122 7802

Facsimile:
+227 2075 2065

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 8:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 8:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 8:00 - 17:30
Friday: 8:00 - 14:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, Nouvel An
05 April 2021, Lundi de Paques
30 April 2021, Fete du Travail (observe)
13 May 2021, Aid-Al Fitr (Ramadan)
20 July 2021, Aid-Al Adha (Tabaski)
21 July 2021, Aid-Al Adha (Tabaski)
03 August 2021, Fete de l'Independance
18 October 2021, Mouloud
17 December 2021, Fete de la Republique(observe)
24 December 2021, Noel