Highlights 2011

  • OCHA continued supporting humanitarian partners, including the Government’s Dispositif National, which coordinates disaster and manages response planning and early warning. OCHA mobilized resources through the CAP and through CERF. This enabled a rapid response to the food crisis, and to the influx of migrants and refugees from Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Algeria.
  • OCHA strengthened local preparedness through multi-risk contingency plans, simulation exercises, information and early warning products, and by disseminating humanitarian information to all humanitarian stakeholders operating inside and outside the country.
  • With support from GenCap, OCHA ensured gender issues and Gender Markers were prominent in all stages of programme cycle management.
  • OCHA organized and facilitated meetings, joint assessments and monitoring missions to all Provinces through its sub-offices in Zinder, Tahoua, Maradi, Agadez and Diffa.


A young girl sells fruit in a market in Niamey, Niger's capital. While food prices in rural parts of the country, the price of fruit, vegetables and grains in the city remains stable for now. © David Ohana/OCHA