Malnutrition, a national crisis in Niger, affects hundreds of thousands of children. It's a crisis that UNICEF and its local partners are trying to tackle through an innovative project that involves training mothers in malnutrition screening. UNICEF.
UNHCR and most aid agencies agree that the situation in Mali is not sufficiently peaceful and stable to promote a large-scale repatriation process or to advise refugees that time has come to go home. Nevertheless, many refugees believe that it is safe to go back and have asked UNHCR for assistance. UNHCR
Across even the remotest regions of Niger, a birth registration initiative has expanded the reach of government services and enabled a more secure future for the country's youngest citizens. UNICEF released a new report Wednesday showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered; approximately 1 in 3 of all [...]
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced that they will travel together to the Sahel region in an effort to help tackle the region's challenges, which, Ban said, "respect no borders and neither should our solutions" UNTV
UNICEF is promoting a girl-friendly school approach which provides children with the minimum conditions of study and encourage the presence of girls. In the south of Niger, cultural pressure remains strong against the education of girls. Over 30 percent of girls in the country are married by the age of 15. UNICEF
This year the International Day of the Girl Child (Friday 11 October) celebrates the use of innovation to advance girls’ education, looking at ways to get girls learning that are creative, effective, sustainable and just. UNICEF .
Seventeen-year-old Balkissa Ado is the first girl in her village who continued her studies after primary school. A rarity considering the nearest secondary school is about an hour and a half away – this deters parents from sending girls to school. UNICEF
People escaping the fighting between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram rebels are welcomed in Niger. (UNHCR)
Robert Piper, UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, told a news conference in New York that "despite much better rains in 2012, coming into 2013, despite better harvest projections for many countries in the region, we have multiple crises once again this year" in the region. UNTV
The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will deliver its Judgment in the case concerning the Border Dispute between Burkina Faso and Niger. ICJ