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The Niger | Project profile

Strengthening the livelihoods of refugees and other displaced people










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    The Niger | Response overview - December 2019 2019
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    The recent escalation of armed violence in the Niger and increased inter‑community conflict in the border areas with Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria have caused an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in the country and higher levels of food insecurity among local populations. There has been a sudden increase in violence in northwestern Nigeria as result of the intensification of violent attacks by armed and organized bandits. In addition, tensions between farmers and herders persist in the region as a consequence of cattle thefts. These conditions have led to the displacement of thousands of people, who have fled to the Niger’s Maradi region, exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. Natural disasters, plant diseases and epidemics are also affecting the population’s food security. Bad to medium harvests are projected for millet and sorghum production in 2019 in certain areas due to poor and erratic distribution of rainfall. In August 2019, the pastoral situation was marked by unfavorable conditions for good forage production, particularly in northern Diffa, centre-west of Tillabéry and Tahoua. According to the latest Cadre Harmonisé analysis (November 2019), if adequate assistance is not provided, over 1.9 million people will be severely food insecure next year (June–August 2020). Providing livelihood support to vulnerable pastoral and agropastoral households is crucial to strengthen their resilience and prevent the worsening of this unprecedented crisis.
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    The Republic of the Niger | Project profile
    Providing emergency assistance and strengthening the resilience of vulnerable farming households affected by the 2019 cereal production deficits and floods
    2020
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    In 2019, the Niger faced increased insecurity, particularly in the Diffa region and areas along the border with Burkina Faso and Mali, mainly Tahoua and Tillabery, which add to the country’s structural vulnerabilities. This has severely affected agricultural production, increasing the levels of food insecurity among conflict-affected communities. In 2020, FAO plans to implment a series of activities aiming to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable, food-insecure farming households to restore their livelihoods.
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    The transformative role of agriculture in refugee settings
    Amplifying the voices of refugees and host communities
    2023
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    Forced displacement has reached a scale not seen since records began. It has not only increased to an unprecedented level, but so too has its average duration. Latest reports indicate that over 110 million people are currently estimated to be forcibly displaced, and two in three refugees are projected to live in a long-term displacement situation (ten years or more, on average). Traditional responses to forced displacement crises, which are based on providing emergency aid for prolonged periods of time, do not meaningfully contribute to forcibly displaced people's long-term resilience and self-reliance. The global drive to achieve durable solutions for forcibly displaced people has never been stronger. Refugees have frequently shared that they do not want to be dependent on humanitarian assistance. It is due time to listen and provide the tools and support they have been asking for to ensure they can reach their goals and the right solution to their displacement. This publication shares the individual stories of South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Uganda and Kenya that have benefited from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO’s) agricultural livelihood interventions in refugee settings. It explores FAO’s life-saving and resilience-building work with refugees, and calls for a shift in the way durable solutions are achieved. FAO believes that participating in agriculture can transform the lives of forcibly displaced people; that it can build their resilience to climate change, their self-reliance to dictate their own futures, and contribute to local peace between refugees and host communities. Based on FAO’s experience in displacement settings and the testimonies of people affected by forced displacement, the publication also lays out the needed responses required from stakeholders to deliver durable solutions.

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