GOAL is one of the first NGOs to distribute
food in the country which has been devastated by famine caused by drought
and plagues of locusts.
- GOAL started operating in Niger on the
24th July, 2005
- GOAL chartered two cargo planes to carry
100,000 kg millet, 30 tons of pulses, 3 tons oil, 3 tons sugar and emergency
- GOAL undewrtook a Family Distribution
Programme in Abala - a town 5 hours north of the capital Niamey on the
weekend of Saturday 30th July exaclty one week after arriving in Niger.
The ration consisted of 100,000 kg millet, 30 tons of pulses, 3 tons oil
and 3 tons sugar. It will feed 10,000 people for one month.
- GOAL will continue a food distribution
programme in Abala.
- The President of Niger, Tandja Mamadou
has visited GOALs programme in Abala.
- In the north western town of Quallam,
GOAL is undertaking more health and nutritional assessments of the local
population with the intention of setting up further emergency programmes
for children under five.
- In Zinder in the east of the country,
GOAL will wet up a supplementary feeding programme in partnership with
Medicine Sans Frontier (MSF) which will ensure GOAL will feed a further
10,000 malnourished women and children.
than 3.6 million people are facing severe food shortages in Niger. The
west african state is the second poorest country in the world where one
in four children under the age of five die each year from chronic poverty
and this catastrophe will only serve to exacerbate an already devastating