Aid groups have called for more funding toward their work in Niger. The revised appeal worth USD371 million is nearly double the initial requirement of USD190 million.
Of the appeal, USD142 million has been funded, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
OCHA said the humanitarian situation in Niger has deteriorated over the past three months.
An April 2010 survey indicated that food insecurity beset 7.1 million Nigeriens or more than 47 percent of the country’s population. OCHA projected that more than 300,000 children under 5 are at risk of severe acute malnutrition until the end of 2010.