How can vulnerable populations in Niger have access to basic social services and humanitarian assistance in the post-July 26, 2023, political context?

On July 26, 2023, the National Council for the Safeguarding of the Fatherland (CNSP) announced that it had overthrown the current President Mohamed Bazoum and his government. The reaction of part of the international community resulted in a number of individual and collective sanctions: closure of land and air borders, suspension of development aid, suspension of financial and commercial transactions and freezing of the assets of the Republic of Niger and certain Nigeriens. This advocacy brief suggests three steps that members of the international community should take to preserve Nigerien people’s access to basic social services and humanitarian assistance.