The ICRC in Niger
In Niger, the ICRC works mainly to relieve the effects of chronic food crises in areas previously affected by armed violence and inter-communal tensions.
Caring for the sick and injured
The ICRC recently refurbished the limb-fitting and rehabilitation centre located in Niamey's National Hospital.
The organization supports health-care facilities and was on hand for Niger’s national polio-vaccination day.
The ICRC visits prisons and repairs infrastructure on which the detainees' welfare depends.
Aiding Malian detainees and refugees
The conflict in northern Mali has caused large numbers of people to flee across the Niger border into Tillabéry department. There the ICRC and the Red Cross Society of Niger have provided food and other basic items to Malian refugees and returnees to Niger.
Mitigating the effects of the food crisis
The ICRC is distributing food and seed in Tillabéry department. In Agadez department, it is providing grain that is sold on at affordable prices.
With ICRC support, several million animals have been vaccinated and treated against parasites. Animal feed has been made available. The weakest animals are bought at a good price and slaughtered, and the meat is distributed to the poorest people. The proceeds from their sale enable farmers to buy grain.
Supporting migrants returning from Libya
The armed conflict in Libya caused migrants to return to Niger in huge numbers. Thanks to shelter and transit centres set up by the ICRC in cooperation with the Red Cross Society of Niger, vulnerable migrants receive food, have access to transport and are able to communicate with their families.
Promoting international humanitarian law
The ICRC promotes international humanitarian law among armed forces personnel and other weapon bearers, and encourages its implementation by the authorities.