Insecurity in Niger: reversing the gains made in land restoration
Just two years into the implementation of the Reversing Land Degradation in Africa by Scaling-up Evergreen Agriculture (Regreening Africa) project, a major surge in insecurity in Niger is threatening the process and reversing the gains made in restoring degraded lands.
Niger is a transit country. It has experienced an influx of refugees seeking asylum from internal and external extremist groups. At the dawn of 2020, the situation worsened through a series of attacks by jihadists on military positions of territorial protection. The attacks led to more movement of refugees and deepened the humanitarian crisis.