RAIN Hosts “Niger: A Country United in the Face of Turmoil” in Washington D.C.

Omara Moctar and Bess Palmisciano

On September 4th, RAIN, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Niger, hosted Niger: A Country United in the Face of Turmoil, a presentation and informal discussion focusing on Niger and its place in the changing landscape of drought and turmoil in West Africa. Held at the Elliott School of International Affairs of George Washington University in Washington, …

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RAIN Website Content Available in French

French speaking visitors can now stay informed

Visitors to the RAIN website now have the option to translate selected pages in French by clicking on the French flag icon at the top of the page.  Most of RAIN’s beneficiaries in Niger speak French as their primary language, and we wish to be accessable to a wider range of people. Salut! …

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The Seacoast Sings for African Suppers September 19th

New Hampshire music makers come together for West Africa at the Moffatt Ladd House

Drought has triggered another food crisis across the Sahel. RAIN responds with sustainable solutions with wells, drip irrigated gardens, and teaching women how to grow food for their families. Help support our work and come out to the Moffatt Ladd Historical House & Garden in Portsmouth on September 19th for a special concert. …

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Week of Fundraising at Loretta Restaurant To Benefit RAIN

Loretta Restaurant in Newburyport, MA will kick off a week long benefit for RAIN on August 28th.

With the growing drought and hunger crisis sweeping West Africa, an estimated 18 million people – of whom over 2 million are children under 5 – are at severe risk of malnutrition and starvation. The United Nations is calling for comprehensive, rapid assistance to the millions of people affected. …

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Aid to Support Livestock Underway in Gougaram

RAIN Provides Food Aid to Nomadic Herders in Niger

Niger is characterized by sporadic and scarce rainfall, prone to prolonged drought punctuated by flooding, and is experiencing hardship from the food crisis currently sweeping the entire Sahel region.

The rural township of Gougaram in the remote Arlit area of the Agadez region is composed of 12 nomadic communities with over 6,000 inhabitants, …

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