Communiqués de Presse

16 Feb 2012
UN Development and Humanitarian Chiefs arrive in Niger to draw attention to looming food crisis

(Niamey/New York, 16 February 2012) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Valerie Amos arrived today in Niamey for a joint two-day visit to draw attention to the looming food and nutrition crisis in Niger and in the Sahel region.

One third of Nigeriens suffer from food insecurity and 330,000 children under five are at risk of...

14 Feb 2012
UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs, Valerie Amos and Helen Clark, to visit Niger, 16-18 February 2012

WHO: Valerie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and Helen Clark, United Nations Development Programme Administrator

WHAT: Mission to Niger

WHEN: 16-18 February 2012

United Nations Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

15 Dec 2011
Les Nations Unies lancent une stratégie pour mieux répondre au risque d’une nouvelle crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel en 2012

(Dakar, Sénégal – 15 décembre 2011). – Deux ans seulement après la grave crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle de 2009/2010, plusieurs pays du Sahel sont de nouveau exposés à une insécurité alimentaire massive qui risque d’évoluer vers une nouvelle crise au premier semestre 2012.

Face à ce risque, les partenaires humanitaires regroupés au sein du Comité permanent inter-organisations (IASC) régional ont adopté un...

15 Dec 2011
UN launches a strategy to better respond to the risk of a new food and nutritional crisis in the Sahel in 2012

(Dakar, Sénégal – 15 December 2011) – Two years since the 2009/2010 severe Food and Nutrition crisis, several countries in the Sahel are again at high risk of developing serious food insecurity most likely by the first half of 2012.

With this background, humanitarian partners, members of the regional Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) have adopted a...

06 Dec 2011
UN Humanitarian Fund allocates US$6 million to ensure early response to food insecurity in Niger

(New York, 6 December 2011): The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$6 million to three United Nations agencies to jump-start emergency interventions to address food insecurity in Niger.

“Millions of people are facing a severe and worsening humanitarian crisis in Niger,” said Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. “CERF funding will ensure that the response to meet food, nutrition and...