The annual rainy season in Niger has turned deadly with flooding that has taken 22 lives and affected an estimated 52,000 people across eight regions. Agricultural lands have been destroyed, leaving families without the food and income that crops usually provide. Most are receiving little or no support from the government.

ADRA’s response begins this week in the most impacted area of Tillaberry, where ADRA has worked before in previous years. A food security project will target 220 households (approximately 1,540 people), giving priority to vulnerable homes, such as women-headed households or where pregnant, disabled, or elderly residents reside.

Each food kit contains rice, beans, vegetable oil, and iodized salt to supplement what families are able to provide for themselves.