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.

The Challenges for Children in Nigeria

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

  • 50% of girls 15 and older are literate
  • 32% of school-age children are out of school
  • 104 out of 1000 children die
    before their 5th birthday
  • 51% 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 296,132 children from harm
  • Supported 186,315 children in times of crisis
  • Provided 5,471,422 children with a healthy start in life
  • Gave 5,266,326 children vital nourishment
  • Supported 296,394 parents to provide for their children’s basic needs

How to Help Children in Nigeria

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 monitoring and evaluation experts and from the 2019 Global Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)


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