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7 May 2015

Violence involving Boko Haram and consequent security concerns are fueling new civilian displacement. The World Food Programme is set to provide highly nutritious food to 2,500 children in need at Nguigmi and Bosso. 


16 April 2015

More than 18,000 impoverished, landless households, will have access to farmable land during the next winter season, thanks to a land redistribution project proposed by the World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization, with the support of USAID. 


24 March 2015

The only way to reach Sayam Forage, in a desert area of Niger's eastern edge, is on a bumpy road that never ends. Dusty shrubs flick by. The sameness of the landscape is hypnotic until we finally reach our destination, some 50 kilometres from the border with Nigeria.


9 March 2015

Disasters disproportionately affect the world’s poorest people and communities, significantly increasing hunger and malnutrition. Hunger and malnutrition increase people's exposure to risk.  Because of this, disaster risk reduction is a central priority for the World Food Programme (WFP). 

Here are some key facts on the link between disasters and hunger.

 


4 March 2015

WFP's school meals programme helps girls stay in school and pursue an education as well as break the cycle of malnutrition.  


11 February 2015

World Food Programme Communication Officer Marco Frattini witnessed the last peaceful hours of Bosso, Niger, at the border with Nigeria, only a day before the communities in the area were attacked by armed militants from Nigeria. Despite the difficult circumstances, the local communities have shown tolerance towards and solidarity with the Nigerian refugees who have been fleeing from the recent escalation of violence. As WFP food assistance continues despite the extremely dangerous security situation, this report brings to our attention the mixed emotions of both refugees and local communities in a "calm before the storm" atmosphere.


20 October 2014

At a side summit on school feeding during the World Forum for Children and Nutrition, Ministers of Education pledged to advocate that at least 1 percent of their state budgets be allocated to the school lunch program, and they put in place specific legislation to distribute resources between the central government and local authorities for school feeding.


23 May 2014

Fleeing violence attributed to the Islamist sect Boko Haram in Nigeria, thousands of people have found refuge in Niger, where they are receiving assistance from WFP and other humanitarian organizations.

 


16 September 2013

Since February 2013, thousands of people have fled armed conflict in Mali to seek refuge in neighboring countries, including Niger. Upon their arrival, WFP provides food and nutrition assistance for refugees in several camp. At the  Mangaize camp, WFP and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have initiated assistance through vouchers, which give beneficiaries a choice of what they can purchase to meet their food needs and provide them with some degree of independence.

Cash and Vouchers, Emergencies, Floods
2 October 2012

Flooding during the rainy season affected hundreds of thousands of people in Niger.  Many were displaced from their homes and took refuge in schools and public sheltered buildings.  WFP launched cash transfers for the first time in Niamey to assist flood victims to buy locally available food.