Why World Vision is in Niger

Due to increased insecurity and violence, many people in Niger are internally displaced or refugees. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic further deteriorated the situation, and an estimated 3.7 million people needed humanitarian assistance. Vulnerable households among displaced populations and host communities face critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, difficulty accessing clean water and sanitation, and lack of protection and health services. About 2 million people face ongoing food insecurity, which results in high malnutrition rates for young kids. Over half of all children ages 7 to 16 aren’t in school because of factors like displacement and pandemic-related closures. Fortunately, Niger’s presidential election resulted in the country’s first democratic and peaceful transition of power, giving hope for future stability. Thanks to strong partnerships, over 3 million people, including 1.6 million children, were reached with support and resources. Vulnerable families are receiving food assistance, water and sanitation resources, and child protection services. Conflict-affected families have access to income opportunities and expanded healthcare services, and schools were equipped with clean water. World Vision’s programs reached refugees, internally

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Niger

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Community members were equipped to advocate for and protect children in their communities after attending child protection trainings.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Farmers attended trainings in sustainable agricultural practices, helping to ensure nutritious food is available for their children and the community.
  • Children who needed nutritional support had improved access to care after World Vision led trainings for caregivers and community members on nutrition and established nutrition programs.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Community members were empowered to run literacy groups so that children have access to additional support as they learn to read and write.
  • Schools and literacy programs were equipped with thousands of books in local languages with regionally specific stories to get kids excited to read more.

Prayer Requests from Niger

World Vision's staff in Niger are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For the restoration of peace, particularly in the surrounding countries where violence and instability are common.


  • For the democratic presidential transition to carry forward, that the government would establish strong and stable institutions.


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