Niger

26 febrero 2014

Sahel: a permanent emergency?

Chiran Livera is the Operations Coordinator for the IFRC's regional office in the Sahel. Below, he explores the impact of recurring humanitarian aid in the Sahel, and if the Red Cross Red Crescent is doing enough. You can reach Chiran directly at chiran.livera@ifrc.org . I stand on a hill overlooking the Niger river and it’s impressive...
Discovering the impact of malnutrition among children in Niger
3 octubre 2012

Discovering the impact of malnutrition among children in Niger

By Julie Lorenzen More than one million children in West Africa are at risk of acute malnourishment due to the drought, and this has effects beyond the immediate needs for sustenance. Malnutrition weakens the immune system and makes learning harder. This year West Africa has been struck by a drought affecting more than 18 million people. And while many people suffer, the drought has a...
Money, seeds and a plan for the future will help villagers thrive
28 septiembre 2012

Money, seeds and a plan for the future will help villagers thrive

By Julie Lorenzen in Niger For many families in Niger, the gap between harvests has become stretched out by the drought that has been experienced all over the Sahel region. The Red Cross Society of Niger aims to help them bridge that gap with a programme of support that includes both money and seed distribution. In the village of Sesané Haoussa, 45-year-old Khadi Zola works a field. She carries...

La Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja es la mayor organización humanitaria del mundo, con 190 sociedades miembros. Siendo uno de los componentes del Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja, nuestra labor se rige por los siete principios fundamentales: humanidad, imparcialidad, neutralidad, independencia, voluntariado, unidad y universalidad.