Niger is a landlocked, sub-Saharan nation in West Africa.
According to the UN Human Development Index it is the poorest country in the world, with the worst health and development problems. With an estimated population of 15 million, over 5 million Nigeriens are currently food insecure and more than half of Nigeriens do not have access to clean water.
Islamic Relief began working in Niger in 2005 with an emergency response to address a food and nutritional crisis there. Islamic Relief Niger has been established there to continue work with local organizations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to implement and oversee development projects in the region. Current projects includelivelihoods, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and orphan support.
Our programmes cover health and nutrition as well as water and sanitation. Health and nutrition intervention includes therapeutic feeding centres in four district hospitals for severely malnourished children with medical complications.
There are also 35 community integrated health centres with supplementary feeding centres to provide rehabilitation for moderately malnourished children. Islamic Relief provides free healthcare for malnourished children their mothers and pregnant and nursing women. Water and sanitation activities include the drilling/digging of wells, installation of hand pumps, construction of public latrines and raising community awareness to prevent mass outbreaks of disease.
- Qurbani meat distribution
- Ramadan food package distribution
- Orphan one-to-one sponsorship
- Strengthening Community Resilience to Food Crises
- Improve the living conditions of vulnerable rural 837 households through improved food security and educated communities to implement disaster risk reduction practices
- Sahel Water Project
- Provided sustainable water access, sanitation, health and wellbeing to 2527 direct beneficiaries