Explosion of joy of the children during the realization of the first borehole of Bassira

Bringing Smiles Back to Those Who Need it the Most

In May 2019, security incidents in Nigerian villages bordering the Maradi region led several Nigerian nationals to cross the border to seek refuge in the villages of Guidan-Roumji, department in the Maradi region, Niger.

As of July 31, 2019, the Maradi authorities estimated that more than 50,000 Nigerian nationals had already arrived in the border villages of Nigeria fleeing crime in their villages of origin in the Sokoto State. The entry points are the villages of Bassira, Tankama, Chawagui, Dan Kano. Incidents reported during the Niger flight are injuries, fractures and early deliveries.

This proximity to Nigeria makes some return to their villages of origin to recover food, livestock and other personal items despite the risk of abduction and kidnapping. Children are often tasked with doing these tasks.

In July, World Vision launched special emergency programming to address the needs of those who have been displaced and the host communities that are being affected by this situation through the Niger Conflict and Displacement Response. The Response aims to assist more than 1,200,000 people affected by various crises in the regions of Tillaberi, Tahoua, Maradi and Diffa.

World Vision Director tries the chore of the women of El Guedi, by fetching water
Director of World Vision's work in Niger, Yves Habumugisha tries the chore of the women of El Guedi, by fetching water.
World Vision Niger's management team learns how to drill
World Vision's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) technical team in Niger, explains how the machine and the drilling process works to management staff from World Vision.
Explosion of joy of the children during the realization of the first borehole of Bassira
An explosion of joy from the children as the first borehole in their community of Bassira showers them with fresh, clean water!
A screw to finalize the drilling
World Vision's National Director in Niger, Yves Habumugisha, helps finalize the installation of the new water point.
A screw to finalize the drilling
Before serving water to the children, World Vision's National Director in Niger, Yves Habumugisha, demonstrates his confidence in the quality of the water. 
"We are very grateful for the efforts you have made to help us Now that we have something to drink, we can look for food" Mourtala also called "Sarkin Power"
"We are very grateful for the efforts you have made to help us Now that we have something to drink, we can look for food" Mourtala (in green), a father of three, also called "Sarkin Power".
Distribution of non-food item in collaboration with the Government of Niger and UNHCR
In collaboration with the Government of Niger and UNHCR, World Vision emergency response staff look at the logistics of an upcoming non-food item distribution. 
Moussa explaining how the distribution is going to happen
World Vision's livelihood facilitator in Niger, Moussa, explains how the distribution is going to happen.
Ali registering the first beneficiaries
Ali Sirfi, World Vision's Humanitarian Information Reporting Officer in Niger, registers the first beneficiaries as part of the non-food item distribution. 
Amina receives her kit from Response Manager
Amina is one of 233 to receive her kit from World Vision's Response Manager in Niger.
"Since I left my village, my daily life has not been easy at all, and besides the food problem, I have not had a shower for almost a week, so I'm very lucky to have received this kit because it's not everyone who had this chance in the village ", said Fatchima Ibrahim
"Since I left my village, my daily life has not been easy at all, and besides the food problem, I have not had a shower for almost a week, so I'm very lucky to have received this kit because it's not everyone who had this chance in the village ", said Fatchima Ibrahim, mother of three, one of 233 families to receive a kit.