PLAN INTERNATIONAL IN NIGER

We have been working in Niger since 1998 to keep the country's most vulnerable children educated, safe and healthy.

CHALLENGES

Helping Niger's vulnerable children remains an ongoing challenge.

Niger has one of the worst child survival rates in the world.

  • Around 44% of Niger's population are living in poverty.
  • Nearly one in two children suffer from stunted growth caused by malnutrition.
  • Only 14% of boys and 10% of girls attend secondary school - less than a third of adults can read or write.
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Saadatou eagerly eats nutritious food provided by Plan International.
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Girls learning in a classroom supported by Plan International.
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A boy waters crops in a school garden funded by Plan International.

How we're helping

Thousands of mothers and babies are receiving good health care, and hundreds of parents are learning how to look after babies and children with common illnesses like diarrhoea and respiratory infections.

We are also making sure that malnourished children get the life-saving treatment they need. We are helping families and communities cope with the food shortages that are a part of life here.

Hundreds of children have received seeds and tools to set up vegetable gardens. In rural Niger, fewer than half of people have access to clean drinking water, and many families rely on wells and rivers. We are providing clean, safe water collection points, protecting even more children from waterborne diseases and saving thousands of lives.