UN Allocates $6M For Food Crisis in Niger

The United Nations announced Tuesday (Dec. 6) it will be allotting some $6 million for the ongoing food crisis in Niger.

The fund will come from the U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund, which is managed by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and will enable three U.N. agencies to step up their operations in the country.

The U.N. World Food Program, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and UNICEF will receive more than $3.3 million for food distribution, $700,000 for projects assisting vulnerable herd communities and more than $1.9 million for adequate care of severely malnourished children under five, respectively.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.