Fittiman, a woman supported by Action Against Hunger in Niger.

Niger

The West African nation is one of the poorest countries in the world.

Despite being a landlocked country with little arable land for farming, around 80% of people in Niger rely on agriculture and livestock for their livelihoods.

However, farming in Niger faces significant challenges, such as frequent droughts and floods, poor soil quality and a lack of access to seeds and fertilisers.

With about 60% of Nigeriens living below the poverty line (less than £1.50 per day), families often don’t have enough food to feed themselves. A lack of access to food and hunger are chronic for a significant amount of Niger’s population. As a result, malnutrition rates are high in Niger – almost half of all Nigerien children.

Country facts

  • 1,356,021

    Action Against Hunger's programmes in Niger reached over 1.3 million people in 2020.

  • 23.3M

    Niger has a population of 23 million people.

  • 48.5%

    Almost half of all Nigerien children under five suffer from malnutrition.

Our work in Niger

Action Against Hunger has been working in Niger since 1997. The areas where we work are highly affected by conflict in neighbouring Nigeria, Mali and Burkina Faso.

Our programmes include:

  • strengthening the local health system
  • water, sanitation and hygiene programmes
  • food security and livelihoods projects
  • supporting displaced populations in the Maradi, Tahoua and Diffra regions
  • treating hard-to-reach communities for malnutrition with our mobile clinics
Save lives todaySouraya and her niece Bahara have been supported by Action Against Hunger in Niger.

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