Flooding Response: U.S. Embassy Donates $35,000 of Humanitarian Assistance Items to Nigerien Armed Forces Families

Today at Camp Garba Hassane in Niamey, the Embassy’s Office of Security Cooperation and Civil Military Support Element, the U.S. Department of Defense donated $35,000 in humanitarian assistance materials to the families of Nigerien Armed Forces affected by flooding.  The donation included 50 hand washing stations, 2000 bars of soap, 2000 bottles of hand sanitizer, 200 mosquito nets, children’s clothing, and various hygiene products.  The donation will also assist families in fighting the spread of COVID-19, malaria, and dysentery during these difficult times.

Thus far, the United States Embassy has provisioned $6.5 million in humanitarian aid for Nigerien relief efforts, including contributions to IOM, UNHCR, and other international organizations. Additionally, the US Embassy is providing $600,000 in immediate relief from USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to assist 1,250 households displaced by floods in the hardest-hit Maradi region.

Defense Attache Colonel James H. Krischke stated, “We fully recognize the sacrifices Nigerien Armed Forces spouses make to support their Soldiers.  Your strength and resilience enables Nigerien Soldiers to focus on fighting for peace and security for Niger.  The United States Armed Forces and I, personally, thank you for your own incredible contributions to the fight against terrorism.  Your effort ensures Niger’s future remains bright for generations to come.”