Help Save Children in Nigeria

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. Beyond these challenges, a recent cholera outbreak is further imperiling the lives of Nigeria’s children. The situation is growing worse by the day – if we don’t act now, many more children risk losing their lives.

EMERGENCY ALERT

Children in Africa are facing extreme hunger and a devastating food crisis. 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. You can help children in Nigeria and throughout drought-ravaged Africa.

The Challenges for Children in Nigeria

Suffering conflict, disease and lack of access to food and clean water, Nigerian children need your help.*

  • Only 40% of girls 15 and older are literate
  • 32% of school-age children are out of school
  • 109 out of 1000 children die
    before their 5th birthday
  • 25% of children are engaged in child labor
  • 70% of people live in poverty
Map of Nigeria

Our Work for Children in Nigeria

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

  • Protected 264,766 children from harm
  • Supported 45,058 children in times of crisis
  • Provided 6,184,071 children with a healthy start in life
  • Gave 5,753,294 children vital nourishment

How to Help Children in Nigeria

Donate
Support Save the Children’s mission. Donate to help children in Nigeria, and around the world, survive and thrive.

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Sources: * 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; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)

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