Niger

Why Niger? We have been working in Niger since 2003 when we established a primary school education programme in the region of Tahoua. We have since widened our level of operations to implement a holistic approach towards targeting the structural causes of extreme poverty.

Niger is facing many challenges

With an estimated population of 21.5 million, Niger is faced with daunting development challenges, exacerbated by security concerns from terrorist incursions, challenges with the transit of Europe-bound migrants, climate change and excessive population growth.

Niger is vulnerable to high levels of food insecurity, illness - including endemic malaria – and poor access to services, water, and sanitation. Consecutive food, nutritional, and pastoral crises have affected much of the Nigerien population over the last twenty years, jeopardizing the lives of millions of people who are already chronically food insecure.

Ciara Hogan, Programme Support Officer. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Malnutrition is a massive problem here in Niger, more than one in ten children suffer from acute malnutrition.
Ciara Hogan - Concern Programme Support Officer

Latest achievements

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Education access

Access to quality education was scaled up from six to 20 schools across three communes in the Diffa Region that are affected by the Lake Chad crisis.

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Health support

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Malaria treatment

Habsatou Moussa (52) shows 150 women how to prepare a millet, onion and bean leaf couscous. She is part of a support group facilitated by Concern to improve nutrition in her village - Ezak. “I feel satisfied when I see children healthy and well”, she says. Photo: Darren Vaugan / Concern Worldwide.
Habsatou shows how to prepare a millet, onion and bean leaf couscous. Photo: Darren Vaugan / Concern Worldwide.
Hassana Abdourahamane, together with other members of a community farming group in Kosoma. The women grow vegetables including onions, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, cabbages and aubergines on land that is loaned to them. Initial seeds and training were provided by Concern but the women are now self-sufficient because they are able to sell some of what they grow. Photo: Chris de Bode/ Panos Pictures.
Hassana is a member of the community farming group. Photo: Chris de Bode / Panos Pictures.
Salifou Ahment, a 70 year old farmer, in Kossoma, used to struggle to feed his livestock during the dry season. Now, instead of having to travel miles to buy food, there is animal feed ‘bank’, established by Concern.Photo: Chris de Bode / Panos Pictures.
We built an animal feed 'bank' close to Salifou's home. Photo: Chris de Bode / Panos Pictures.
We are helping hundreds of vulnerable women in two local communities in Tahoua hit hard by lack of rain and a failed harvest last year. In the village of Sarkake, 316 women receive 32,500 francs (50€) each month over a period of six months. And if they have children under the age of two, they are also given a month’s supply of bio-fortified flour. Photo: Darren Vaugan / Concern Worldwide.
We are helping vulnerable women in two local communities in Tahoua. Photo: Darren Vaugan / Concern Worldwide.
Women queue to be registered before receiving their rations in Falali Village.  Photo: Ciara Hogan / Concern Worldwide.
Women queue to be registered before receiving rations in Falali Village. Photo: Ciara Hogan / Concern Worldwide.

How we’re helping Niger

Our response in Niger focuses on tackling the structural causes of extreme poverty through health, nutrition, livelihoods and education support.

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  • Our mission is to permanently transform the lives of people living in extreme poverty.

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