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Saving Lives, Protecting Livelihoods and Enhancing the Resilience of Chronically Vulnerable Populations

Chronic food insecurity affects 2.5 million people in the Niger; millions more are affected by transitory food insecurity during lean seasons, leading to increased mortality among young children. Chronic malnutrition affects half of all children, and acute malnutrition rates reach the World Health Organization’s emergency threshold. 
Poor households increasingly rely on coping mechanisms that drain their resources, limit human capital development and reduce their capacity to cope with shocks; the most vulnerable take one to three years to recover from a crisis. Assistance over an extended period is needed to lift communities out of extreme poverty and enhance their resilience to shocks.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)321,375,298
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 19,011,795
USA50,467,765
European Commission17,269,824
UN CERF4,312,283
Norway4,172,926
Japan3,900,000
United Kingdom3,327,759
Canada3,158,824
Saudi Arabia3,000,000
France2,211,788
Finland1,340,483
Spain829,876
Sweden459,418
Switzerland388,027
Denmark364,232
Private Donors54,831
UN Common Funds and Agencies (excl CERF)48,150
Threats to food security
  • Extreme poverty
  • Demographic expansion
  • Unfavourable weather
  • Crops infestation
  • High illiteracy
  • Low education levels