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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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3 May 2018

UN urges the world to act now to save lives in West Africa's Sahel

5 million people in need of food assistance and 1.6 million children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, 2.5 million pastoralists and agro-pastoralists require urgent livelihoods assistance 

26 February 2018

USA supports WFP’s longer-term efforts for the most vulnerable populations in Niger

Niamey – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Food for Peace Office just announced a generous 37 million USD in-kind donation to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Niger. 

13 December 2017

EU And UK Support WFP To Save Lives Among Most Vulnerable In Niger

NIAMEY – The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) have contributed EUR 10.7 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in order to provide vital food assistance for some 755,000 people in Niger.
9 November 2017

Life-saving Chinese contribution to WFP’s efforts in Niger to support victims of Boko Haram crisis

Niamey – The people of China made a much-needed contribution of $1 million USD to contribute to WFP’s emergency operations that aim to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable in the Diffa region, including refugees, returnees, host populations and internally displaced persons.

19 July 2017

United States Donates US$45 Million To Build Resilience During Niger’s Lean Season

NIAMEY - The United States has provided a critical lifeline to more than half a million vulnerable people in Niger during the hungriest time of the year, with an in-kind, US$45 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This will help provide food assistance and enhance resilience-building, including in areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
19 July 2017

Europe Steps Up Support To Fight Against Malnutrition In Niger

NIAMEY - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a four-million-euro (US$4.5 million) contribution from the European Commission that will help increase the quality and availability of food in Niger, where almost two million children are malnourished.

7 July 2017

Japan supports WFP’s resilience building activities for Niger’s poorest populations

Niamey - The World Food Programme (WFP) in Niger welcomes a US$5.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan that underscores its ongoing commitment to help lift the most vulnerable Nigeriens out of poverty in a long-term, sustainable way.

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5 July 2017

Canada Provides CAD$50m For Unique 5-Year Integrated Resilience Program By UN Agencies

ROME – The United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies are embarking on an unprecedented joint programme to work with vulnerable communities in three crisis-prone areas over five years to meet their immediate food needs and boost their resilience, while addressing the root causes of food insecurity.

1 June 2017

Germany Contributes €25.5 Million To WFP’s Emergency Response In Lake Chad Basin

DAKAR – Germany has contributed €25.5 million (US$28.5 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist more than 710,000 hungry people in the four-nation Lake Chad Basin region that is battling a Boko Haram insurgency.

1 March 2017

EU Support In Niger Through 2016 Saved Lives Threatened By Hunger & The Lake Chad Crisis

NIAMEY –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Niger has expressed its gratitude to the people of Europe for contributions of more than €11.5 million in 2016, made by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Unit (ECHO). These funds enabled WFP to provide food assistance to the most vulnerable families in the country.

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