Highlights 2012

  • OCHA worked with humanitarian partners and the Government to raise the alarm about crises before they hit to ensure early action. These included the food and nutrition crisis, a cholera outbreak, the Mali refugee crisis, a locust invasion and flooding.
  • OCHA temporarily extended its presence throughout the country by deploying staff, including emergency surge staff, to coordinate responses to local emergencies. Temporary satellites offices were opened in Tillabéry, Ouallam and Dosso provinces. 
  • OCHA helped to mobilize significant funding to respond to humanitarian needs. The 2012 CAP was financed at 64 per cent.

Niger: A family in the Diffa region of southeastern Niger. Droughts have become more frequent, challenging the traditional way of life of pastoralists. © IRIN/Jaspreet Kindra