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Source: Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) |

Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness (AFAB) Cataract Campaigns on International Day of Elderly in Niger

The three campaigns culminated in providing vision screening to 14,442 persons (61% are aged above 60 years old)

As part of the celebration of the International Day of the Elderly, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) (www.IsDB.org), the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) and the Ministry of Public Health, Population and Social Affairs of Niger launched three cataract surgery campaigns in the regions of Dosso, Konni and Maradi.…

Source: European Commission |

EU at Forefront of Global Humanitarian Response: €1.5 Billion for 2022

Funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries to prepare better for various natural hazards, such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes, and cyclones

Humanitarian crises around the world continue to rise. Conflict and violence are the source of major humanitarian needs. Moreover, the situation is increasingly being worsened by natural hazards, fuelled by climate change and environmental degradation. To help those most affected worldwide, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN releases US$150 million for underfunded humanitarian crises

The CERF funding will support relief operations in the Syrian Arab Republic ($25 million), the Democratic Republic of the Congo ($23 million), the Republic of the Sudan ($20 million) and Myanmar ($12 million)

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, released US$150 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost underfunded humanitarian operations in 13 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. The announcement on 13 January follows the recent launch of the Global…

Source: Amnesty International |

Niger: Conviction of investigative journalists marks deepening repression of media freedom

The report alleged that a huge drug seizure made by the Niger authorities had been reacquired by the drug traffickers, using illicit means

The recent conviction of two investigative journalists in Niger for reporting the findings of an international NGO marks an alarming turn in the authorities’ increasingly brazen targeting of media critics, Amnesty International said today. On 3 January, a court in the capital Niamey sentenced two prominent journalists, Samira Sabou and…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the New U.S. Embassy Project in Niamey Achieves LEED® Platinum

By responding to the local climate, many of the energy and water-saving measures are integrated into the project’s design and construction

The new U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger has been certified LEED Platinum by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). USGBC’s LEED green building program certifies the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of high-performance buildings. This certification marks the first Platinum project in western Africa and is the Bureau of…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Niger |

Coronavirus-Niger: The United States Donates 398,970 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine to Niger

The United States are sharing these doses safely, equitably, and with no strings attached with the singular objective of saving lives

The Embassy of the United States in Niger is pleased to announce the arrival of 398,970 doses of Pfizer vaccine that the U.S is sharing with Niger through COVAX as a gift from the American people.  The vaccines arrived in Niamey on January 8, 2022.  The United States are sharing…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Turkish Doctors Heal Patients in Niger

Volunteers performed a total of 547 surgical operations, 4602 internal medicine and gynecological examinations, and 633 dental procedures as part of the program

A team of 30 volunteers performed health screenings, surgical operations, eye surgeries, and dental procedures in Tessaoua, Niger, with the support of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) in cooperation with BİSEG Volunteering Platform as part of the 27th Niger Health Event. Since 2006, TİKA has been cooperating with non-governmental…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Niger: MSF scales up operations to care for growing numbers of sick and malnourished children in the Maradi region

In 2021, nearly 30,000 children were admitted to the four hospitals MSF supported across the Maradi region

In 2021, the health facilities that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) assists in Niger cared for exceptionally high numbers of malnourished children. In response to the crisis, MSF opened emergency medical-nutritional programs in several districts in the Maradi region and across the border in Katsina State, Nigeria, where many of the young patients came…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Libya: Last evacuation flight of the year brings 177 vulnerable asylumseekers to safety in Niger

It is the second evacuation flight to Niger this year, since the Libyan authorities lifted a blanket ban on humanitarian flights in October

In the last evacuation flight of the year out of Libya, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has brought 177 vulnerable asylum seekers to safety in Niger. It is the second evacuation flight to Niger this year, since the Libyan authorities lifted a blanket ban on humanitarian flights in October. It…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives Niger President's phone call

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and President of Niger shared views on a number of the latest regional and global developments

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today received a phone call from President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, dealing with cooperation and joint work in all fields and the promising opportunity to promote it, especially…