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Antarctica , Australia , Bonaire Saint Eustatius and Saba , British Indian Ocean Territory , British Virgin Islands , Brunei Darussalam , Cambodia , Chile , Christmas Island , Cocos (Keeling) Islands ...See More Countries , Costa Rica , Curacao , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , Gabon , Heard and McDonald Islands , Holy See , India , Kenya , Malta , Niger , Poland , Spain , Syria , Tonga , Uganda , United States of America , Vanuatu Show Less Countries
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Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Philippines, Uganda, Zambia
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Bangladesh , Benin , Bhutan , Burkina Faso , Colombia , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Cuba , Dominican Republic , Ethiopia , Ghana ...See More Countries , Guatemala , Haiti , India , Kenya , Liberia , Mali , Myanmar , Nepal , Niger , Nigeria , Pakistan , Philippines , Rwanda , Senegal , Sri Lanka , Tanzania , Togo , Uganda , Vietnam Show Less Countries
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Bangladesh , Burkina Faso , China , Colombia , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Dominican Republic , Ghana , Honduras , India , Indonesia ...See More Countries , Kenya , Macedonia , Malawi , Mozambique , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Pakistan , Peru , Philippines , Romania , Rwanda , Serbia , South Africa , Tanzania , Uganda , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
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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 
Niamey/Barcelona – An outbreak of hepatitis E in the Diffa region of Niger highlights the water shortages and poor sanitation experienced by displaced people in the region, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), while calling for authorities and ... See more..
Daily Post Nigeria 
Eight people lost their lives during the weekend in a boat mishap at Malale village, in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State The victims were on thei. See more..
Vanguard 
Minna—Immediate past governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, and his former commissioner and Chief of staff, Umar Nasko, were yesterday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before a Minna high court on a six-count ... See more..
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Anadolu Agency 
International Criminal Court works to stem series of African nations making moves to leave over perceived bias - Anadolu Agency. See more..
BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog) 
The Niger State Primary Health Care Development Agency says it has successfully immunised 2.5 million children against polio across the 25 local government ... See more..
NAIJ.COM 
Editor's note: Last week, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) announced the discovery of N6b from the bank account of a former commissioner in Niger state after which the state government claimed the ownership of the slush funds. See more..
Voice of America 
Bosso, Niger was the first village attacked by Boko Haram in February 2015. In June 2016, jihadist soldiers succeeded in taking control of the village from the Niger army. A year later, VOA French to Africa reporter Nicolas Pinault traveled to Niger ... See more..
TheCable 
The Niger State Environmental Protection Agency (NISEPA) says it will collaborate with the police to embark on night patrol in areas with records of open ... See more..
Guardian (blog) 
The report the other day that the Federal Government plans to defuse tension in the oil-rich but volatile Niger Delta area by awarding indigenes of the region marginal oil fields, is not just intriguing, it leaves a sour taste in the mouth as it ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
Highlights Critical shortfalls continue to negatively affect activity implementation. WFP was forced to review its operational planning and targeting due to lack of ... 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