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:
- Outbreak response
- Maternal health
- Research and innovation
- Conflicts and population displacement
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**.
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.
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 © Mamadou Diop / ALIMA
¹ World bank 2020
² European Union 2021
³ SMART 2020 Niger