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Niger

Niger National Flag
Niger
World Vision in Africa: Niger 

A landlocked country, Niger is the largest state in West Africa’s Sahara region. Niger's climate is mostly hot, dry and dusty, with sand dunes in the north and desert plains in the south.

See the communities World Vision works with in Niger:

1. Ouallam Go to Communtiy page 2. Kornaka
West
 Go to Communtiy page
3. Gobir
Yamma
 Go to Communtiy page
4. Simiri Go to Communtiy page
Niger National Map

Fighting Ebola

Ebola has killed more than 11,000 people across West Africa. Transmissions rates have slowed down and new cases of infection are now rare, but the virus has affected local economies and families will need much longer to recover from the epidemic.

Fortunately, not one sponsored children has contracted the disease.

World Vision has helped communities in the region fight Ebola, especially in Sierra Leone. We taught people ways control the spread of the virus and provided frontline and health workers the necessary training and equipment to combat the disease. We are now focusing on long-term recovery programs to support children’s well-being.

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FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
Niger 125/1000 54 Years 48% $360 54% 29% 489,191 15,512,000


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Country Challenges Geography & People
  • More than 86 percent of Nigeriens live on less than $2 a day
  • One child in four in Niger does not live to see his or her fifth birthday
  • Niger ranks 174th out of 177 on the United Nations Human Development Index
  • 80% of Niger is covered by the Sahara desert, limiting agricultural opportunities

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