WFP Niger Country Brief, December 2021 – Niger

WFP Niger Country Brief, December 2021 – Niger

In Numbers

4,577 mt* of meals distributed

USD 5,850,000* of cash-based transfers made

USD 77 m six months (January to June 2022) internet funding necessities.

1 million folks assisted In December 2021

* These are preliminary figures

Strategic Updates

  • Ongoing meals and diet disaster: The Government made an unprecedented transfer to boost the alarm on the looming meals disaster in Niger, placing collectively an emergency response plan of over USD 280 million to be carried out between November 2021 and March 2022. This is because of the November 2021 Cadre Harmonisé (CH), displaying 2.5 million in folks in want through the present part (October – December 2021) and projecting 3.6 million through the subsequent lean season (June – August 2022). The funding hole for this plan, nevertheless, is estimated to be 75% (USD 210 million). The Government will develop a subsequent plan (Plan de Soutien) that can cowl the wants till December 2022. Several initiatives in help of this enchantment have emerged, together with a gathering with donors collectively deliberate by UN companies together with WFP, FAO and UNICEF, scheduled for January 2022.

  • WFP continues to coordinate with the Dispositif National de Prévention et de Gestion des catastrophes et Crises Alimentaires (DNPGCA) and companions for an satisfactory response to achieve essentially the most susceptible folks by way of emergency help. Further, WFP and companions are leveraging the Nutrition Technical Group to information and affect actions for the diet sector, in response to the continued meals and diet disaster. Lastly, the Food Security Cluster (FSC) co-led by FAO and WFP is coordinating the response carefully with the DNPGCA, and different sectors/clusters such because the Cash working group, the Nutrition Technical Group, and the Protection Cluster.

  • In help of the Government’s emergency response plan, WFP is scaling up each its emergency response and its resilience plans. While the primary one will deal with pressing humanitarian wants, the scale-up of the resilience plan will sort out each short-term wants (because of money and meals transfers), defend resilience investments and good points so far, improve livelihood potential and proceed serving to to scale back the necessity for humanitarian help.
    A 3rd price range revision is underway to mirror growing wants and the variety of folks to be assisted all through 2022 underneath numerous outputs: from 742,000 to 2 million folks for disaster response (55% of the three.6 million folks recognized as susceptible by the CH through the subsequent lean season) and from 1.3 million to 1.8 million for built-in resilience.

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