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22 Jul 2016 description
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The security situation in south-eastern Niger continues to deteriorate due to a growing number of attacks by Boko Haram. Since the first Boko Haram attack on the Nigerien territory in February 2015 to date, several other incursions have been reported in the region. These attacks have caused the internal displacement of thousands of people. As a consequence, the humanitarian needs in the region have increased, in a context characterized by limited resources for an adequate response and by localized access challenges

22 Jul 2016 description
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NASA has launched a hub in Niger that will use space-based observations to improve food security

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, July 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A drive by NASA to stream climate data to West African nations using its earth-observing satellites could boost crop production in a region hit hard by climate change, experts say.

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19 Jul 2016 description

Résumé

Cible Globale

454 000 personnes vulnérables
dont 399 000 dans les communes affectées par les mouvements de populations

Assistance planifiée

382 000 personnes
dont 220 000 dans les communes affectées par les mouvements de populations

FOCUS SUR LES COMMUNES AFFECTEES PAR LES DEPLACEMENTS DE POPULATIONS

55% planifié vs cible globale

80% réalisé vs planifié

44% de la cible atteinte

82% vivres vs cash

19 Jul 2016 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided assistance to displaced people living in remote areas in northern Diffa for over a year, far from any humanitarian aid.

19 Jul 2016 description

Barago, Niger | AFP | mardi 19/07/2016 - 06:39 GMT | 659 mots

par Boureima HAMA

A l'ombre d'un arbre, nourrissons accrochés au sein, une trentaine de femmes apprennent à dépister la malnutrition dans la cour du centre médical de Barago, une bourgade perdue dans le sud du Niger, un des pays les plus pauvres du monde.

A tour de rôle, elles passent autour des bras de leurs bébés le périmètre brachial (PB), un brassard tricolore qui sert à mesurer l'épaisseur du bras et détecter la malnutrition.

15 Jul 2016 description

Mirriah, Niger | AFP | vendredi 15/07/2016 - 11:45 GMT

par Boureima HAMA

Souffle court, yeux révulsés, masque à oxygène sur le nez: Hamissou, un bébé d'à peine six mois, gît, dans un état désespéré, sur la table de réanimation de l'hôpital de Mirriah, dans le sud du Niger, victime d'une malnutrition qui fait des ravages chez les enfants dans ce pays parmi les plus pauvres du monde.

15 Jul 2016 description

Key messages

  • Humanitarian needs in Niger continue to be immense as a result of lasting food insecurity, high global malnutrition of children under age five and the displacement of people fleeing the conflicts in neighbouring Mali* and Nigeria*. Successive food crises, extreme poverty, displacement and rapid population growth continue to erode people’s resilience. Even in good agricultural years, between 4 and 5 million Nigeriens experience food shortages.

14 Jul 2016 description

Today the European Commission has announced over €145 million in humanitarian assistance for Africa's Sahel region in 2016 to address the basic needs of the populations, tackle malnutrition and provide food to the most vulnerable people.

13 Jul 2016 description

In Niger, an estimated 2.5 million people are chronically food insecure. During the so-called lean season (the period between harvests, when poor families often have exhausted their food reserves), millions more can quickly fall into acute food insecurity. With support from the European Commission, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is helping the most vulnerable households become more resilient.

11 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

69,674 Newly displaced registered in the Diffa region following insurgent attacks on June 3rd

1,850 Emergency NFI kits distributed to vulnerable displaced families in the east of the Diffa region in the month of June

1,228 Malian refugees assisted to voluntarily repatriate to Mali in 2016

4,724 Malian refugee newly arrived in the refugee camps, hosting areas and urban center in 2016

MAIN ACTIVITIES

08 Jul 2016 description

Depuis 2014, ACTED mène un projet d’autonomisation économique de réfugiés maliens et de la population hôte dans la région de Tillabéry au Niger. Pour valoriser l’implication des bénéficiaires, ACTED a organisé une cérémonie de remise de diplômes et de kits de démarrage. Rencontre avec Hassana, jeune femme ayant bénéficié de la formation professionnelle en couture soutenue par ACTED

06 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • The implementation rate of the Watershed project stands at 70 percent. The project involves land regeneration and water mobilization. The expected completion is in July.

  • Preparations are in place for the shift in distribution means within the Mangaize refugee camp. Paper vouchers will cease to be distributed. The introduction of the first E-vouchers is planned in July.

WFP Assistance