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Fighting hunger in Niger: breakthroughs and lessons

Fighting hunger in Niger: breakthroughs and lessons

03/04/2014 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is taking part in a high-level discussion on leading the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Niger. (...)

Discussing Niger's future with President Issoufou Mahamadou

13/11/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva continues her visit to Paris this morning when she meets Niger's President Issoufou Madamadou at a development conference on Niger's future (...)

Commissioner Georgieva's statement on the release of humanitarian workers in Niger

05/11/2012 - It was with great relief and joy that I received news that five humanitarian workers taken captive three weeks ago in Niger have now been reunited with their families (...)

Commissioners Georgieva and Piebalgs call high-level meeting on Sahel food crisis

15/06/2012 - The hunger crisis in the Sahel is expected to peak in the weeks to come, threatening 18 million people across (...)

The European Commission and UNICEF help more hunger-affected children in the Sahel

02/05/2012 - The European Commission has made two separate donations, worth €16.5 million, to UNICEF to provide treatment for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition due to (...)

Find out how the European Commission is helping in hunger-stricken Sahel

16/04/2012 - Both recurrent and acute, the food emergency in Africa's Sahel region requires both an immediate response to help those affected, and a long-term strategy that reduces the chronic risk of food insecurity and strengthens resilience. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva visiting a joint EU-WFP project in Chad © EU

The European Commission and World Food Programme join forces against looming Sahel crisis

15/02/2012 - The European Commission and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will scale up joint efforts to fight the threat of hunger to women and children when they sign an agreement designating €30 million to humanitarian assistance in the Sahel. (...)

Meeting on food crisis and malnutrition in the Sahel © EU

Humanitarian assistance mobilised to respond to the looming food crisis in the Sahel

08/02/2012 - The European Commission is scaling up its humanitarian assistance to the Sahel region of West Africa (...)

Commissioner Georgieva at the press conference in Brussels © EU

Commissioner Georgieva announces the allocation of €24 million for humanitarian aid purposes in Sahel

02/06/2010 - The Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, has announced today in a press conference the Commission's decision to allocate an additional €24 million to be used in assisting over seven million vulnerable people affected by the food crisis in Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and northern Nigeria. The new funds will permit the financing of more operations in the nutrition and health sectors. This includes blanket supplementary feeding programmes, screening and treatment of acute malnutrition of children, free access to health services for emergency cases and mobile health services for pastoralist population (...)