Source: International Rescue Committee (IRC) |

Seed Security in Fragile and Climate-Vulnerable States: new International Rescue Committee (IRC) report on tangible climate solutions for communities at risk

The IRC is testing new approaches in seed security, aimed at enhancing farmer access to high-quality and climate-adapted seeds across Syria, Pakistan, South Sudan and Niger

New climate resilience innovations in seed security being designed and piloted by IRC teams in Syria, Pakistan, South Sudan, and Niger; The IRC calls for investment in climate adaptation solutions designed for fragile contexts. As international leaders gather for the COP28 climate summit, the IRC has released a new report detailing…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

A delegation of Nigerien women met with the Vice-President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission

The meeting focused on the socio-political and humanitarian situation in Niger and the impact of ECOWAS sanctions following the coup d’état of July 26 2023

A delegation of thirteen (13) women from the Confederation of  ‘Femmes Battantes” of the Republic of Niger, led by Mrs. Soumaila Ali Fati, paid a courtesy call on the Vice-President of the ECOWAS Commission, H.E. Mrs. Damtien L. Tchintchibidja, in Abuja on November 13th 2023. The meeting was also attended by…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Food Aid to Terror Victim Families in Niger

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) distributes aid kits consisting of basic food in camps where terror victim families live in Niger

The effects of the political crisis that occurred in Niger on 26 July 2023 still remain. The commodity prices, including basic food products, have increased significantly in the country where there are security and economic problems. Apart from the increase in food prices, the fact that various foreign development agencies…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Dramatic upscaling of vaccination needed in West Africa to curb deadly diphtheria outbreaks

In many countries routine vaccination programmes have suffered greatly from underfunding and de-prioritisation

Several countries across West Africa are experiencing some of the worst outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease diphtheria ever recorded on the continent; the outbreaks come as vaccine levels against the potentially fatal disease in some countries, including Nigeria, Niger and Guinea, are dangerous low; MSF is urging authorities to prioritise outbreak…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

End to killing of children in armed conflict, United Nations committee urges

The plight of girls affected by armed conflict is also at a crisis point

With one out of every five children worldwide living within armed conflict zones, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child marks World Children’s Day in a sombre mood and calls for ceasefires and a return to basics of humanitarian law to safeguard all children. The Committee today issued…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

1 in 3 children exposed to severe water scarcity – UNICEF

The climate changed world – with dwindling water supply and inadequate water services – is also changing children, altering their mental and physical health, new report warns

1 in 3 children – or 739 million worldwide – already live in areas exposed to high or very high water scarcity, with climate change threatening to make this worse, according to a new UNICEF report. Further, the double burden of dwindling water availability and inadequate drinking water and sanitation…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Permanent Observer Mission to The United Nations

This high-level meeting delved into discussions on OCHA’s initiatives in the ECOWAS region with a focus on strengthening humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Niger

The ECOWAS Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations undertook key engagements towards fostering collaboration and strengthening humanitarian support for the ECOWAS region during a week of substantive diplomatic engagements, from the 18th to the 24th of October 2023. At the start of these engagements, on the 18th of October,  Ambassador Kinza Jawara…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Niger: Authorities Putting Rights at Risk

Release Those Arbitrarily Held, Ensure Free Expression, Curtail Violence

Nigerien authorities have arbitrarily arrested dozens of officials from the ousted government and cracked down on critical media and peaceful dissent since the military coup on July 26, 2023, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. The authorities should immediately release those held on politically-motivated charges and ensure due process. On July 26, Gen.…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamic Republic of Iran |

Iran, Niger Foreign Ministers meet, discuss expansion of ties

They discussed and exchanged views on various topics of mutual interest in the realm of bilateral and international relations, as well as the latest internal developments in Niger

Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amirabdollahian, met with Bakary Sangare, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Niger, this afternoon Tuesday who had traveled to the Islamic Republic of Iran at the head of a delegation. They discussed and exchanged views on various topics of mutual interest in the realm…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) comprehensive commitment to safeguarding the well-being of stranded migrants

This pivotal initiative serves as a testament to ECOWAS’ enduring resolve to alleviate the daunting predicaments our fellow citizens stranded in Niger face

In a resolute declaration of its unwavering dedication to the welfare of its citizens, ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States, underscores its commitment through the successful implementation of the groundbreaking “Supporting Assisted Voluntary Returns of ECOWAS Migrants Stranded in the Republic of Niger” project. This pivotal initiative serves…