In the heart of the Sahara, Niger is consistently ranked as the one of the least developed countries in the world on the UN’s Human Development Index. The region is affected by natural disasters, such as drought and locust plagues, so our programme still includes a significant amount of humanitarian work.
Food security is slowly improving in some areas, although food prices have been increasing, due in part to political insecurity in neighbouring countries, particularly Mali and Nigeria. There are still high rates of malnutrition and many people are in need of food aid, with more than 40% of children under five suffering chronic malnutrition.
We are currently updating this page and further information will be coming soon.