WFP aims to strengthen the resilience of the chronically vulnerable and at risk communities by enhancing human capital development (nutrition and education) and supporting increased local production through land regeneration and irrigation activities, all the while ensuring a critical food and nutrition safety net during seasonal periods of constrained access to food.
Under a Protracted Relief and Rehabilitation Operation (PRRO), WFP implements: Food for Assets activities promoting land regeneration and water harvesting/irrigation activities towards increased local production; year-round Targeted Supplementary Feeding for moderately acute malnourished children 6-59 months and pregnant/nursing mothers.
Activities are carried out under the leadership of the government and through strengthened partnerships with FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, and UN Women, as well as international and national NGOs and microfinance institutions.
The PRRO also allows for a flexible targeted food/cash and nutrition safety net during seasonal periods of constrained access to food.
In addition, a five-year development project is being implemented with three components: education, rural development, and support to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Under a regional Emergency Operation (EMOP), WFP is responding to the food and nutrition needs of households displaced by the conflict in Mali, with a special focus on children 6-59 months.
The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) continues to support humanitarian activities in Niger and the subregions by providing safe, efficient and cost-effective air transportation, and guarantees medical and security evacuations as necessary.