Niger Country content en World Food Programme to Double Assistance in Conflict-torn Diffa Region Niamey – Faced with a new wave of displacement following recent Boko Haram attacks in Niger’s Diffa region and with needs on the rise, WFP plans to double its food and nutrition assistance, aiming to gradually increase its life-saving support to more than 250,000 people in Niger’s embattled southern region. Niger Africa Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:51:28 +0000 WFP 649861 at First Life-Saving Food Assistance For Thousands Recently Displaced By Boko Haram Violence N’DJAMENA/YAOUNDÉ/DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners have over the past week reached thousands of people recently displaced by the Boko Haram violence in Chad and Cameroon with life-saving food and nutrition support. Cameroon Chad Niger Africa Tue, 16 Feb 2016 08:05:32 +0000 WFP 649008 at Niger: Resilience Project Starts Bearing Fruit Darey - Joyful villagers sit under a community hangar, smiling broadly. The topic of their conversation? The harvest season. It is raining constantly and the harvest outlook is encouraging, provided that rains do not stop halfway through the season. The villagers are not happy only because of the abundant rains, however. Thanks to a resilience project funded by USAID's Food for Peace programme and implemented by WFP and FAO, the villagers have been able to rehabilitate their land for agriculture and cultivate close to home. Niger Africa Fri, 06 Nov 2015 10:26:25 +0000 WFP 648338 at 10 Things You Need To Know About El Niño 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 Women And Children Face Gruelling Lean Season In Areas Affected By 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 Niger: Violence Involving Boko Haram Fuels New Civilian Displacement 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 USAID Contribution Ensures Vital Support For Poor Families In 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 Niger: Redistributing Land to the 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 Nigerian Refugees Receive Food As Border Violence Continues 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 Eight Facts On 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