What we’re doing
Action Against Hunger has worked with vulnerable populations in Niger since 1997, improving livelihoods and income opportunities, fostering broader access to markets, providing seasonal cash-for-work programs, distributing productive assets like seeds and tools, and installing and rehabilitating water points and sanitation facilities.
We’re currently working in the regions of Tahoua and Maradi. Our teams are treating children at life-threatening risk from acute malnutrition and helping mothers spot the early signs of malnutrition so they can prevent their children from falling ill in the first place.
We are also addressing hunger at its root causes. By providing pre- and postnatal support to mothers to improve the nutritional situation of their children. We also organise awareness sessions on good nutrition, hygiene and health practices.
With more than half of Niger’s population unable to access safe water and proper sanitation, we’re addressing the waterborne diseases that are linked to malnutrition and supporting community-based sanitation projects. In addition we are helping families build their capacity to survive and address future food shocks by linking nutrition, health, and water and sanitation programmes. By continuing to support health systems that treat acute malnutrition while providing seasonal work programmes and training on water retention techniques, for example, communities can strengthen their resilience and build resources before or after shocks, such as a rise in prices or drought. This helps families to flatten the peaks of crises driven by factors outside their control.
In 2016 we gave 189,019 people nutritional support and ensured 43,576 people gained access to safe watre and sanitation. We also supported 71,491 become economically self sufficient.