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Saving Lives, Protecting Livelihoods and Enhancing the Resilience of Chronically Vulnerable Populations

Chronic food insecurity affects 2.5 million people in the Niger; millions more are affected by transitory food insecurity during lean seasons, leading to increased mortality among young children. Chronic malnutrition affects half of all children, and acute malnutrition rates reach the World Health Organization’s emergency threshold. 
Poor households increasingly rely on coping mechanisms that drain their resources, limit human capital development and reduce their capacity to cope with shocks; the most vulnerable take one to three years to recover from a crisis. Assistance over an extended period is needed to lift communities out of extreme poverty and enhance their resilience to shocks.

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Country at a glance 2015
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)357,353,475
Donors - 2015 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 13,910,002
USA18,864,278
European Commission6,508,705
Japan5,150,000
Canada2,360,346
Switzerland543,478
UN CERF499,706
UN Common Funds and Agencies (excl CERF)422,773
Threats to food security
  • Extreme poverty
  • Demographic expansion
  • Unfavourable weather
  • Crops infestation
  • High illiteracy
  • Low education levels