Niger

L2

Coordination mechanism: Hybrid Sector/Cluster
Year of activation: 2010
NCC: UNICEF P4 FT (until end of January 2022)
Co-facilitator : ACF
IMO:UNICEF Nutrition Specialist P3 (double-hatting)
Coordination arrangement:
National level: MoPH lead, UNICEF co-lead and Action Against Hunger as co-facilitator
Sub-national level: no cluster approach activated, sector coordination (health and nutrition integrated)

Country Key Contacts

Emmanuela Durandisse Blain

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator edblain@unicef.org

Roland Pognon

Co-Coordinator cofacilitation.gtn@gmail.com

Gaelle Lesly Tchumbiep Ngouene

Nutrition Specialist gtchumbiepngouene@unicef.org

Annual Report 2022

January to December 2021

Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)
Current Challenges
  • Child malnutrition worsened as a result of structural factors (poor infant and young child feeding practices, inadequate maternal care, occurrence of recurrent infections and outbreaks, poor access to safe drinking water as well as poor hygiene and sanitation conditions) exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food and healthcare systems, other health epidemics and the volatile security situation. In 2021, an increase in health epidemics (malaria, measles, meningitis, as well as cholera) has been observed as compared to the previous year.   
  • Displaced populations whether IDPs, returnees, refugees from Mali, Burkina Faso or Nigeria, and migrants are extremely vulnerable to malnutrition given their loss of livelihoods and living conditions. Host communities living in insecure areas are also limited to move and re-locate which also affects their livelihood activities and access to health services. In the Diffa, Tillabéry, Tahoua and Maradi Regions, insecurity events have increased during the year 2021, which has resulted in an increased number of displaced people.
  • Young women and adolescent girls, who are marginalized and living in rural areas, are particularly exposed to the risk of malnutrition, contributing in a significant manner to the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition given frequent pregnancies in these young women. 

Key Figures in 2021

(million)

Funding in 2021

(million)
Number of SAM under-five children in need 2021
(million)
Number of MAM under-five children in need 2021
(million)
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme 2021
(million)
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation 2021
(million)
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation 2021
(million)
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF 2021
(million)
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need 2021
(million)
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need Of BSFP 2021
(million)
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation 2021
(million)

Total partners (54)

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NNGOs
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NNGOs
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UN agencies
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Authorities
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Donors

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