Droughts, Emergencies, Nutrition
27 July 2010

Hunger is an ever-present problem in extremely poor countries like Niger, but a hard drought last year has made a bad situation immeasurably worse. WFP’s Director for West Africa, Thomas Yanga, explains why so many people in Niger are going hungry and what’s being done to help them.

Droughts, Emergencies, Nutrition
20 July 2010

WFP is building its expanded operation in Niger around the need to reach malnourished under twos in the areas worst hit by the recent drought. Getting special nutritious food to these million children is part of a general scale-up which aims to feed 8 million people over the next six months.

Droughts, Emergencies, Nutrition
2 July 2010

Drought in Niger has pushed levels of child malnutrition past emergency levels, according to an alarming new government report. In response, WFP is scaling up its operation to provide over 4.5 million people with food assistance, nearly twice as many as it is now.

Food for Assets, Purchase for Progress
8 June 2010

WFP’s “operational prowess” and weighty “procurement footprint” – almost a billion dollars spent buying food last year – position it to lead the way in creating food systems that over time will eliminate the need for humanitarian food aid, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah said on Monday.

Climate Change, Droughts, Emergencies
28 May 2010

Some 10 million people in the Sahel region of West-Central Africa risk going hungry as the summer lean season arrives on the heels of a long drought. WFP is stepping up operations in four countries of the Sahel, to ease the suffering of those hardest hit.

Droughts, Focus on Women, Nutrition
26 May 2010
Risk is a way of life for traders on western commodity markets. But it’s even more so for farmers like Fatih who bet their livelihoods on every harvest. Cereal banks reduce the risk of disaster by loaning out grain when times are tough. Watch the clip
Droughts, Food Prices, General Food Distribution
26 April 2010

Amid a worsening food crisis caused by drought in the eastern Sahel, WFP is more than doubling the number of hungry people it feeds in Niger, providing assistance to 2.3 million people. Food aid is being focused especially on children at risk of malnutrition.

General Food Distribution, Logistics, Nutrition, Procurement
21 April 2010

As the food security situation worsens in the Eastern Sahel region, WFP is stepping up its interventions in Niger to meet the needs of more than two million hungry people. WFP is planning, for the period from May to October, to provide food for an estimated 2.3 million people under a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation, said WFP’s West Africa Regional Bureau Director Thomas Yanga.

Droughts, Food Prices, General Food Distribution, Nutrition
14 April 2010

With growing numbers of people going hungry in Niger, one of the poorest countries on Earth, WFP is stepping up food assistance. Mahamadou is one of the beneficiaries. He’s 13 months old and malnourished. But nutritious food supplements are giving him a fighting chance. Video

Emergencies, Floods
8 September 2009

WFP has started distributing vital food rations to the victims of widespread flooding across West Africa, launching emergency operations in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mauritania for thousands of people in the worst affected areas.