Child Hunger Crisis and Famine Relief Fund
Children in Africa are facing extreme hunger and a devastating food crisis. For Niger, the causes are many – food insecurity, malnutrition, disease, flooding and displacement. Many families are unable to provide their children’s basic needs – food and clean water. Save the Children in Niger is on the ground working to alleviate suffering among child refugees, returnees, internally displaced children and locals through health and nutrition programs, among others. Learn More.
The situation is growing worse by the day – if we don’t act now, many children risk losing their lives. You can help children in Niger.
One of the world's poorest countries, Niger, ranks highest in a new report by Save the Children which evaluates countries' progress in tackling preventable child deaths in an equitable and sustainable way.
More than 19.9 Million
people live there
About 55% of girls and boys are out of school
95 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
Save the Children works in six districts in Niger with integrated programs of health, nutrition and protection, delivering lifesaving support for children in the greatest need.
Our Work in
Last Year, Save the Children...
children from harm
children in times of crisis
provided 712,439 children
with a healthy start in life
helped 52,470 families
feed their children
gave 412,771 children
Sponsor a Child
Since 2016, Save the Children in Niger has worked with local communities and organizations to design Sponsorship programs for kids. Targeted to help children from early childhood to early adulthood, our programs work to make a healthy and safe environment where children can learn and grow. Our programs designed for primary school-aged kids work to transform students into lifelong learners by building strong curriculum and passionate teachers. We also provide health education and care to children in need through our school health programs to help children stay healthy, well-nourished and in school. Thanks to the generous support from our community of sponsors, these essential programs in Niger continue to give children a healthy start and the opportunity to learn, protecting them from harm along the way.
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report.
You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015;