Niger | Where We Work | Islamic Relief USA
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can help provide water to drought-prone areas
can support livelihood programs for widows and orphaned-families
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Focus on Niger

Over the past decade, Niger has made major efforts to reduce the country’s poverty rate, yet, its extreme poverty rate has remained very high at 41.4%, affecting more than 9.5 million people, according to the World Bank.

Even as its own resources deplete, Niger continues to welcome in refugee communities fleeing violence in their own homes from neighboring countries and regions. The hospitality of the people of Niger is remarkable, but the influx adds additional strain on resources as security issues and instability contribute to deterioration across the country.

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.

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.


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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