Food distribution at Kime Gana, N'guigmi, Diffa, Niger . Facing food insecurity, even in good times, Diffa populations largely depend on foreign food aid. As the lack of food forced 40% of families to reduce their daily food rations, food distribution (grain, oil and pulse crops) is done every month, following precise criteria.
Each family receives 75 kg of grain, 3 litres of oil and 15 kg of pulse crops. For children aged 6 months -2 years, there is also 6 kg of super cereal, while pregnant and lactating women receive 7.5 kg of it. In addition to food distribution, prenatal and post-natal consultations are held.
Nutritional care as well as primary health care is provided by EU funded organisations like Save the Children. Some other NGOs such as IRC and COOPI additionally offer psycho-social support to children affected by the conflict.
- Credits Jean de Lestrange/EU/ECHO
- Themes Aid and Policy Migration Water and Sanitation Food
- Regions Africa West Africa Niger