can help deliver food aid to a family suffering from hunger
can help provide water to drought-prone areas
can support livelihood programs for widows and orphaned-families
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Floods Rock Niger

The Northwest region of Niger was beaten intensely by non-stop flooding in late August. Communities have struggled to recover after over 220,000 homes were affected. Among the worst of the outcomes from the constant flooding was the 45 deaths that resulted. Because stagnant water heighten the risk of disease as a result of poor sanitation aid is needed more than ever. Nearly 20,000 animals in livestock were lost as well as over 2100 wells polluted and flooded. IRUSA has committed emergency support to the communities most affected.

A Country in Poverty and Hospitality

In 2018, Niger overtook India as the country with the largest number of people living in extreme poverty. An estimated 87 million people, or half the country’s population, are living on less than $1.90 a day, according to a CNN article from 2018.

Even as its own resources deplete, Niger continues to welcome in refugee communities fleeing violence in their own homes. The hospitality of the people of Niger is remarkable, but the influx adds additional strain on resources.

With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of Niger are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.

Islamic Relief’s Dedication to Niger

Islamic Relief began working in Niger in 2005. Recent projects have focused on water and sanitation, poverty alleviation, and enhancing food security. The projects aim to combat these areas of need by providing the vulnerable communities served with the means and resources they need for improved livelihoods.

Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across Niger

  • Providing essential aid to families in flood-prone regions
  • Installing clean water systems so that students can practice proper hygiene at schools
  • Implementing programs that promote the economic empowerment and social inclusion of women and girls, including Qurbani+, which provides a livelihood opportunity for widows and orphaned-families around Eid al-Adha meat.

Our reach across Niger, 2017-2019

189,000+ PEOPLE SERVED
IRUSA helps millions across the world
15 PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED

We Need YOUR Help

As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Niger a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.

$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
$250 can support integrated programming that helps create sustainable livelihoods
$50 can provide vital food packages to families suffering from starvation

 


PLEASE NOTE: Donations made to IRUSA’s Niger fund may serve urgent or long-term programs in Niger or for refugees from Niger living in other countries.
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