Niger http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Niger Country content en 10 Things You Need To Know About El Niño http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-facts-about-el-nino Here are ten things to know about El Niño, the atmospheric event that threatens to complicate the food security situation in various countries across three continents. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Chad Djibouti El Salvador Eritrea Ethiopia Guatemala Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Kenya Malawi Mauritania Nicaragua Niger Pakistan Philippines Senegal Somalia South Sudan Sudan Uganda Zimbabwe Global Africa Americas Asia Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:50:03 +0000 WFP 647604 at http://www.wfp.org Women And Children Face Gruelling Lean Season In Areas Affected By Boko Haram Violence http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/women-and-children-face-gruelling-lean-season-areas-affected-boko-haram-violence YAOUNDE/N’DJAMENA/NIAMEY/DAKAR – Thousands of women and children in regions where Boko Haram violence has spilled across borders into Cameroon, Niger and Chad face a gruelling lean season as malnutrition rates worsen, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today. Cameroon Chad Niger Africa Thu, 07 May 2015 14:42:02 +0000 WFP 646241 at http://www.wfp.org Niger: Violence Involving Boko Haram Fuels New Civilian Displacement http://www.wfp.org/stories/niger-providing-thousands-fleeing-violence-nigeria 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.  Niger Africa Thu, 07 May 2015 11:29:40 +0000 WFP 646231 at http://www.wfp.org USAID Contribution Ensures Vital Support For Poor Families In Niger http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/usaid-contribution-ensures-vital-support-poor-families-niger NIAMEY - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed in-kind and cash donations from USAID’s Food for Peace Program totalling US$40 million to support WFP’s assistance to very poor households and build community resilience to withstand recurrent shocks especially drought. Niger Africa Mon, 04 May 2015 11:35:45 +0000 WFP 646205 at http://www.wfp.org Niger: Redistributing Land to the Needy http://www.wfp.org/stories/niger-redistributing-unused-rehabilitated-land-needy 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.  Niger Africa Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:44:13 +0000 Vigno Hounkanli 645995 at http://www.wfp.org Nigerian Refugees Receive Food As Border Violence Continues http://www.wfp.org/stories/nigerian-refugees-receive-food-intense-fighting-niger-border 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. Niger Global Africa Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:02:38 +0000 WFP 645741 at http://www.wfp.org Eight Facts On Disasters, Hunger and Nutrition http://www.wfp.org/stories/8-facts-disasters-hunger-and-nutrition 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.   Bangladesh Niger Philippines Global Africa Asia Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:39:02 +0000 WFP 645470 at http://www.wfp.org Niger: School Meals Help Girls Reach Their Full Potential http://www.wfp.org/stories/school-meals-help-adolescents-reach-full-potential-niger WFP's school meals programme helps girls stay in school and pursue an education as well as break the cycle of malnutrition.   Niger Africa Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:42:26 +0000 WFP 645488 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Stands By Nigerian Refugees Despite Growing Insecurity http://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-stands-nigerian-refugees-despite-growing-insecurity Escalating violence by militants in Nigeria is causing thousands to flee into Niger, Cameroon and Chad, putting a further strain on some of the poorest nations in Africa. In the Niger town of Bosso, which has been sheltering thousands of refugees from the conflict, the population has doubled.  “Bosso, a small town of 10,000 people today accounts for 20,000. They fully depend on the humanitarian assistance,” said Antonio Avella, deputy country director for the World Food Programme in Niger. Despite continued fighting and insecurity, WFP is stepping up its operations, in a bid to feed the thousands. WFP’s Communications Officer Marco Frattini spent a day with field staff and refugees in the Diffa region to tell their story.. Text transcript of this video   WFP in Action Niger Nigeria English Global Africa Video stories Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:19:22 +0000 WFP 645424 at http://www.wfp.org World Food Programme Resumes Food Distributions In Diffa Region, Niger http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/world-food-programme-resumes-food-distributions-diffa-region-niger Niamey - WFP has resumed providing food assistance to refugees and displaced people in the Diffa region of Niger, near the Nigerian border, after security concerns forced a temporary suspension of food distributions. Niger Africa Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:20:01 +0000 WFP 645378 at http://www.wfp.org