UNICEF Niger in Action
- UNICEF Niger has currently allocated
US$1,235,400 to respond to the crisis. UNICEF works in collaboration with
the Government, NGO partners (MSF, World Vision, Save the Children, Plan
Intn'l, Red Cross, IFRC, SIM, BALD, ACF, HKI) & sister UN agencies
(WFP, FAO, WHO), to treat children suffering severe & moderate under-nutrition
& reduce the effects of household insecurity.
- UNICEF has delivered over 41 tons of
therapeutic milk and 1.5 tons of therapeutic food (Plumpy'nut) to the
government & NGO partners. Therapeutic food purchases by UNICEF are
supporting 10 fixed therapeutic feeding centers and 21 outreach therapeutic
centers. 190 tons of Unimix are being delivered to the government and NGO
- In collaboration with WFP, 614
tons of cereals have been delivered to 62 affected villages, benefiting
an estimated 200,000 people, including 40,000 children under five.
- 900 additional tons of cereals are expected
to be delivered to 90 additional villages.
- Approximately 6 tons of seed (corn,
wheat, potato) have also been provided.
UNICEF's immediate aims are:
- To treat an estimated 32,000 children
suffering from severe under-nutrition and 160,000 children suffering from
moderate under-nutrition, so as to prevent children currently suffering
from moderate under-nutrition from slipping into severe under-nutrition,
and to prevent children cured from under-nutrition in therapeutic feeding
centers from slipping back to under-nutrition.
- To reinforce the capacity of the government
agencies and communities to deal with the immediate and recurrent food
crises in Niger.
- To assure adequate health (e.g. measles immunization and vitamin A for all malnourished children, malaria prevention, etc.); water/sanitation (e.g. assure adequate water & sanitation facilities, provide potable water, etc.); and, protection (e.g. sensitization campaigns to avoid risks of sexual exploitation and abuse of minors & women), services for affected populations.
UNICEF Niger is urgently seeking US$14,616,000 to carry out these activities. Some key costs include:
- Therapeutic food and non-therapeutic
food; shipping and handling ($8,700,000);
- Community support on under-nutrition
prevention and training ($250,000);
- Cereal bank stocks, seeds and supply
for irrigated gardening ($1,000,000);
- Essential drugs, anthropometric equipment,
mosquito nets, vaccines, vitamin A and other micro-nutrients ($1,000,000);
- Water/sanitation assessment, kits and training for families in affected areas ($800,000);
Mr Aboudou Karimou Adjibade, UNICEF Niger
Tel: (227) 725-369 or (227) 995-262; email: email@example.com
Mr Isselmou Ould Boukhary, UNICEF Niger
Tel: (227) 722-841 or (227) 962-160; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Kent Page, UNICEF Regional Communication
Tel: (227) 722-840 or (227) 532-129; email: email@example.com