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Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Philippines, Uganda, Zambia
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One of Nigerâ's greatest threats to livelihood is climate change.1 Since the countryâ's economy is largely centered around their agricultural outputs, a drought and any change in the overall temperature and climate could be disastrous.2 Niger is also a landlocked country, which means that water scarcity and obtaining more water in an emergency is a real challenge that the government has yet to find a solution for.3 Having recognized the problem, Niger has partnered with CARE—a nonprofit that provides disaster relief services—to help establish and develop a disaster relief plan, as well as creating a Strategic Plan for sustainable development.4

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1 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/04/03/tackling­climate­change­in-niger
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 http://www.care.org/country/niger
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Niger News

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International 
An innovative new vaccine which could prevent large numbers of children from dying of diarrhoea in sub-Saharan Africa has been successfully trialled in Niger. Rotavirus infection is the leading cause of severe diarrhoea and kills an estimated 1,300 ... See more..
Vanguard 
But last week special adviser on the Niger Delta, Brig. General Paul Boroh said the programme was facing a cash crunch. Authorities had originally cut the budget for cash payments to militants to end corruption. They later resumed payments to keep ... See more..
Information Nigeria 
THE Niger State Police Command has said it arrested suspected robbers in different parts of the state, including one Usman Yuguda who was on admission at the Federal Medical Centre, Bida. Yuguda was trailed and arrested by the Special Anti-robbery ... See more..
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Reliefweb 
Measuring Illicit Arms Flows: Niger—the first in a new series of Briefing Papers launched today by the Small Arms Survey— examines the measurement of illicit arms flows in Niger in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs ... See more..
Deutsche Welle 
In Niger, climate change and drought are having a big impact. Seasons have changed, and the rainy season now comes later. Giraffes are also being illegally hunted and scared away from the region as a result of armed conflict. Meanwhile, people continue ... See more..
Guardian 
Former United States of America (USA) Air Force veteran, Tanwa Ashiru yesterday said the country must address the burden and the plight of the Niger Delta ... See more..
Vanguard 
ABUJA—The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday, approved N80 billion for the construction of roads in 12 states of the federation. ADVERTISING. See more..
Daily Trust 
Daily Trust: Sixteen people have lost their lives to cerebrospinal meningitis in Magama local government area of Niger state, state officials confirmed yesterday. See more..
SOS Children's Villages Canada 
SOS is taking a lead role to provide child protection, health and nutrition to more than 159000 vulnerable women and children in Niger. See more..
Deutsche Welle 
Giraffes were placed on the Red List of endangered species in 2016. Niger has only a few hundred West African giraffe left, many in a protected zone not far ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, southeast of Algeria
Area

Total 1.267 million sq km
Land 1,266,700 sq km
Water 300 sq km

Climate

desert; mostly hot, dry, dusty; tropical in extreme south ;
Natural Resources

uranium, coal, iron ore, tin, phosphates, gold, molybdenum, gypsum, salt, petroleum ;
Natural Hazards

recurring droughts
Current Environmental Issues

overgrazing; soil erosion; deforestation; desertification; wildlife populations (such as elephant, hippopotamus, giraffe, and lion) threatened because of poaching and habitat destruction ;

Demographics

Nationality
Nigerien
Population
16,899,327 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Niger is a landlocked, Sub-Saharan nation, whose economy centers on subsistence crops, livestock, and some of the world's largest uranium deposits. Agriculture contributes about 40% of GDP and provides livelihood for about 90% of the population. Niger also has sizable reserves of oil, and oil production, refining, and exports are expected to grow significantly between 2011 and 2016. Drought, desertification, and strong population growth have undercut the economy. Niger shares a common currency, the CFA franc, and a common central bank, the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), with seven other members of the West African Monetary Union. In ...See More December 2000, Niger qualified for enhanced debt relief under the International Monetary Fund program for Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) and concluded an agreement with the Fund on a Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF). Debt relief provided under the enhanced HIPC initiative significantly reduced Niger's annual debt service obligations, freeing funds for expenditures on basic health care, primary education, HIV/AIDS prevention, rural infrastructure, and other programs geared at poverty reduction. In December 2005, Niger received 100% multilateral debt relief from the IMF, which translated into the forgiveness of approximately US$86 million in debts to the IMF, excluding the remaining assistance under HIPC. The economy was hurt when the international community cut off non-humanitarian aid in response to TANDJA's moves to extend his term as president. Nearly half of the government's budget is derived from foreign donor resources. Future growth may be sustained by exploitation of oil, gold, coal, and other mineral resources. The government, however, has made efforts to secure a new three-year extended credit facility with the IMF following the one that completed in 2011. Oil revenue to the government has fallen well short of its budgeted level. Strikes risk undermining political stability. Food security remains a problem in Niger and is exacerbated by refugees from Mali. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$13.34 billion (2012 est.); $12 billion (2011 est.); $11.74 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

30.6% of GDP (2012 est.); 26.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 21.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cowpeas, cotton, peanuts, millet, sorghum, cassava (manioc), rice; cattle, sheep, goats, camels, donkeys, horses, poultry
Industries

uranium mining, cement, brick, soap, textiles, food processing, chemicals, slaughterhouses