Since 2013, the region of Diffa in Niger has experienced significant population displacements, both within its border as well as refugees coming from the north-eastern states of Nigeria. As a result, the displacement situation in Diffa region is a complex mixed-displacement context that includes IDPs, returnees and refugees.
In order to find durable solutions for internal displacement — whether through return to communities of origin, local integration, or relocation — and to prevent new displacements in the region, it is critical to understand the relative levels of stability in locations hosting returnees or displaced populations.
Therefore, IOM has launched the Stability Index (SI) in the LCB to evaluate the stability of areas hosting returnees or displaced populations. The SI seeks to understand which factors influence a location's stability, which can inform priority programmatic interventions along the humanitarian, peace and development nexus in order to strengthen the resilience and stability and prevent future forced displacements. This report presents the result from the first Stability Index round conducted in March/April 2021 in Diffa, Niger.