Save the Children in Niger
Save the Children has been actively working in Niger since the food crisis of 2005. Our programs cover four distinct regions of the country (Maradi, Zinder, Diffa and urban Niamey) and span a diversity of sectors including nutrition, health, food security and livelihoods, WASH, education and child protection. With a full-spectrum approach to programming, we engage in both long-term development projects and emergency interventions, building the resilience and improving the lives of girls and boys throughout the country.
The Niger country program employs nearly 300 staff and has an annual operating budget of 20 million USD. We work directly with families and communities; foster the participation of children, and partner with local organizations, UN bodies and the Nigerien government to deliver results. In March 2013, we joined Save the Children International, connecting us to a global network to reach more children, inspire breakthroughs, and make a bigger impact.
Working towards transformational change, we advocate for the rights and needs of children in Niger, supporting global campaigns like ‘Every One’ and regional initiatives such as ‘AGIR.’ We seek innovative solutions to the most intractable challenges facing the girls and boys of this country and develop research to prove what works and share learning. Our work is supported by a diversity of institutional and private donors.
SAVE THE CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL is an international non-governmental organization present in Niger working in the protection and promotion of children’s rights.