Posted on 09/24/2012 - 16:19


February 2012, Niger: A vendor in a market in Niger's capital Niamey. Food insecurity is affecting over 40 per cent of the population. Credit: OCHA/David Ohana

Go beyond the emergencies and deal with the country’s structural problems, says Humanitarian Coordinator Fodé Ndiaye

More than 40 per cent of people in Niger face food insecurity and over 50 per cent of children...



Posted on 09/24/2012 - 16:11
February 2012, Niger: A vendor in a market in Niger's capital Niamey. Food insecurity is affecting over 40 per cent of the population. Credit: OCHA/David Ohana Go beyond the emergencies and deal with the country’s structural problems, says Humanitarian Coordinator Fodé Ndiaye

More than 40 per cent of people in Niger face food insecurity and over 50 per cent of children under age 5 suffer...



Posted on 09/19/2012 - 16:40


Healthcare worker disinfects areas where cases of deaths from Ebola have been reported. Credit: WHO

Ebola outbreak puts communities at risk in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have received a total of US$1.75 million from humanitarian funds managed by OCHA and the UN Development Programme to help prevent and contain...



Posted on 09/19/2012 - 16:34
Healthcare worker disinfects areas where cases of deaths from Ebola have been reported. Credit: WHO Ebola outbreak puts communities at risk in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have received a total of US$1.75 million from humanitarian funds managed by OCHA and the UN Development Programme to help prevent and contain an outbreak of...



Posted on 09/18/2012 - 16:33


Aid workers conducting cholera awareness campaigns in Niger. Credit: UNICEF Niger

LEAD: UNICEF and WHO receive $1m to respond to the epidemic.

Three-year-old Djamilatu was rushed to a nearby health centre after suffering from diarrhoea and abdominal pain, common symptoms of cholera. “She was in a bad state,” said her mother, Aichatou Abdou. “She thought she would die....