Nigeria Children

Child Hunger Crisis and Famine Relief Fund

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In Nigeria, up to 90,000 children could die this year from severe malnutrition. The causes are many – civil conflict, severe food insecurity, disease, floods and displacement. Save the Children in Nigeria is distributing food to vulnerable families, reaching nearly 16,500 people. Our teams have established therapeutic feeding centers and outreach centers that provide food for infants and young children suffering from malnutrition. We also run a stabilization center for severely malnourished children with complications. 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 Nigeria.

About Nigeria

Save the Children is working to strengthen health systems and support maternal and child health in four northern states.

Read one boy's harrowing story of losing his father to the violence Nigeria is facing. Learn more.


Facts About

More than 182.2 Million
live there

About 32% of girls and boys are out of school

109 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

Our Work

Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. We're helping to improve health systems in northern Nigeria to delivery maternal, newborn, and child health services, including the revival of routine immunization.

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 264,766
from harm

supported 45,058
in times of crisis

provided 6,184,071 children
with a healthy start in life

gave 5,753,294 children
vital nourishment

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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