ROME, MAY 16 – Answering to a new humanitarian appeal from the United Nations, Italy has approved a 400,000 Euros contribution to support UNICEF in Niger.
The Italian funds – the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs announced today – will be used in initiatives of food security targeted to children. Alfano explained the peculiarity of the multiple crisis affecting Niger where everything bad seems to be happening at the same time: from food scarcity, to diseases exacerbated by the arrival of migrants and displaced people in transit, to natural disasters such as floods.
The Italian contribution has been issued in the framework of the UNICEF ‘Humanitarian Action for Children’ for Niger, in line with an emergency plan launched by the Niamey government. It is also part of a 10 million dollars Euros iniziative launched by the Italian government last February at the Oslo Donors Conference for the Lake Chad region. (@OnuItalia)