Relief International first worked in Niger in 1998 and closed its projects in August 2014.

Niger is one of the world’s poorest countries, an arid land that straddles the Sahara Desert.

Relief International’s work in Niger has focused on health, nutrition and agriculture. We entered the country in 2005, responding to a food shortage triggered by poor rainfall and a locust infestation. But the underlying cause was – and remains – chronic poverty, especially among rural populations and women and children.

RI teams with local communities in Niger to address the food and water insecurity brought by climate and poverty. We seek long-term solutions to these and other issues, such as sexual and reproductive health, refugee assistance and economic opportunity.

RI’s work in Niger:

  • Has delivered emergency response to Malian refugees, providing shelter, access to goats and sheep, healthcare, and water
  • Has built the skills and capacity of local healthcare providers and educated community members
  • Has supported local agriculture, constructing wells and cereal banks, and offering livestock loans to rebuild herds

Learn more about our programs in Niger below.