Communiqués de Presse

20 Jul 2010
Fact sheet - Niger
The crisis in Niger

-        Niger is at the epicentre of the food and malnutrition crisis in the Sahel: 7.1 million people in Niger - 47.7 percent of the country's population - are food insecure.

-        Niger's humanitarian situation has considerably deteriorated over the past three months. The country is in the midst of a three-faceted emergency: food insecurity, a nutritional emergency and a pastoral emergency.

Food...

20 Jul 2010
229 MILLION DE DOLLARS US REQUIS POUR FAIRE FACE À LA DÉTÉRIORATION DE LA SITUATION ALIMENTAIRE ET NUTRITIONNELLE AU NIGER
(Niamey/New York, 20 juillet 2010): Les organisations humanitaires au Niger ont lancé aujourd'hui le Plan d'Action humanitaire d'urgence révisé, demandant plus de 371 millions de dollars américains (USD) pour faire face à la dégradation de la situation humanitaire dans le pays. Ce montant représente presque le double de la requête initiale de 190 millions USD. Avec plus de 142 millions déjà...
20 Jul 2010
US $229 MILLION NEEDED TO STEP UP FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION INTERVENTIONS IN NIGER
(Niamey/New York, 20 July 2010): Aid organizations in Niger today launched the revised Emergency Humanitarian Action Plan (EHAP) requesting over US$371 million to respond to the deteriorating humanitarian situation, almost doubling the earlier requirement of $190 million. With over $142 million received or committed, more than $229 million is still required.

As Niger's humanitarian situation...

18 May 2010
CERF allocated $14 million to humanitarian agencies to fight food insecurity in Niger
18 May 2010: More than $5 million will go to the World Food Programme (WFP) to improve the nutritional status and reinforce livelihoods of 250,000 vulnerable populations, and to augment support logistics. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will receive $4.3 million for emergency nutrition service for 60,000 children and WASH assistance for 42,000 people. Another $4.2 million has been allocated to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for emergency assistance to...
28 Apr 2010
Niger: UNITED NATIONS HUMANITARIAN CHIEF PARTICIPATES IN LAUNCH OF FEEDING OPERATION IN ZINDER
(Zinder/New York, 28 April 2010): United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes participated today in the launch of a blanket feeding operation, a joint effort of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), working with the Government of Niger, international and national NGOs, that aims to prevent malnutrition among half a million children in Niger.

According to WFP, UNICEF...