Niger Country content en Technology makes life easier for Malian refugees in Niger Since the introduction of cash vouchers in 2013, WFP and UNHCR have been looking for a way to build a simpler, more innovative, secure and flexible mechanism that would respond to the needs of Malian refugees in Mangaize refugee camp. In August, this became a reality as the two agencies introduced the new e-Voucher system that will benefit thousands of refugees located in one of Niger’s harshest regions. Cash and Vouchers Niger Local Africa Cash and Vouchers Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:42:59 +0000 WFP 650305 at 25 African Governments To Attend Global Child Nutrition Forum To Strengthen School Meals BRASILIA – Representatives from more than 40 countries will meet in Yerevan, Armenia, from 5 to 9 September to discuss how to design and implement powerful and durable national school meals programmes. They will attend the Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF), the largest school meals conference in the world. This year, the Forum will host delegates from the governments of 25 African countries, among them 10 ministers of state. School Meals Armenia Brazil Niger Senegal Africa Americas Asia Centre of Excellence against Hunger School Meals Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:42:13 +0000 WFP 650283 at School Meals At Risk For 1.3 Million Children In West And Central Africa DAKAR – As schools resume this autumn, more than 1.3 million children across West and Central Africa risk missing out on school meals from the World Food Programme (WFP), as widening financial constraints force the United Nations agency – the top sponsor of such initiatives – to reduce its reach. School Meals Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Global Africa School Meals Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:30:00 +0000 WFP 650262 at Protracted Conflicts Causing Alarming Spikes In Severe Hunger Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger RBA Afghanistan Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Colombia Congo, Democratic Republic of the Côte d'Ivoire Guinea-Bissau Haiti Iraq Lebanon Liberia Mali Niger Nigeria South Sudan Sudan Syrian Arab Republic Yemen Global Rome-based agencies (RBAs) Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:58:32 +0000 WFP 650109 at 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