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Start of program: 2009

Country key figures:

  • 24.21 million inhabitants¹
  • 3.8 million people need humanitarian assistance²
  • 2.3 million people face food insecurity²

ALIMA key figures:

  • 145,275 primary health care consultations for children under five, including 43,906 consultations for cases of malaria
  • 47,269 children treated for severe acute malnutrition

Areas of intervention:

  • Nutrition
  • Outbreak response
  • Maternal health
  • Research and innovation
  • Conflicts and population displacement

Humanitarian context

 In Niger in 2022, the humanitarian and security situation was exacerbated by growing instability in the tri-border area (Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali) and the Lake Chad Basin, aggravating pre-existing socio-economic vulnerabilities and poor access to basic social services.

In addition to a global acute malnutrition rate of 12.2%*, the country has had to contend with recurrent epidemics (cholera, meningitis, diphtheria), cyclical flooding, drought, and the displacement of populations fleeing armed groups.  In 2022, there were 376,809 internally displaced people and 302,044 refugees**.

malnutrition aigue
© Alexandre Bonneau / ALIMA

ALIMA’s impact on the ground

Treating severe acute malnutrition

In 2022, ALIMA treated 47,269 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, including 9,448 of whom required hospitalization in the district hospitals of Banibangou, Abala and Ayorou (Tillabéri), Tchinta (Tahoua), Dakoro, Aguié and Guidan Roumdji (Maradi), and Mirriah (Zinder). In addition, 201,582 families received MUAC for Mothers training, enabling them to detect the first signs of malnutrition in their children using a color-coded bracelet.

©Alexandre Bonneau / ALIMA

Providing care to at-risk communities

In the Tahoua, Tillabéri, and Maradi regions, thanks to their rapid response mechanism (RRM), ALIMA and BEFEN teams investigated 58 emergency alerts and assisted displaced populations within seven days of the alert. The deployment of 14 mobile clinics, which reached 245,519 people, helped increase access to healthcare for displaced populations. The teams conducted 3,414 mental health consultations.

Training health staff

ALIMA and BEFEN helped train 525 medical staff in 53 integrated health centers and eight district hospitals supported by ALIMA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, Population and Social Affairs.

* Cover picture © Alexandre Bonneau / ALIMA

¹ World bank 2020

² European Union 2021 

³ SMART 2020 Niger

Mobile health clinics in the Tchintabaraden district, northeastern Niger

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