In the West African country of Niger, two sisters live dramatically different lives due to birth order and poverty. Could access to clean water give them each a chance to reach their dreams?
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.
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.
News from Niger
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