Niger Children

Child Hunger Crisis and Famine Relief Fund

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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.

About 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.

Facts About

More than 19.9 Million
live there

About 55% of girls and boys are out of school

95 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

Our Work

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...

protected 8,259
from harm

supported 199,555
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
vital nourishment

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.

Sponsor a Child

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;

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