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World Renew linking relief and rehabilitation with development

World Renew linking relief and rehabilitation with development

May 31, 2013

31 May 2013 - ACT member World Renew links short-term humanitarian interventions with longer-term development to ensure that the injection of resources impacts on long term goals in Niger.

Loans create hope in Niger

Loans create hope in Niger

May 30, 2011

Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world and droughts repeatedly lead to famines

Niger drought

Niger drought

Aug 12, 2010

Very poor rains in 2009 and late rains this season have led to severe food insecurity in many areas of Niger

ACT in Niger

International organisations in Niger
Organisations funding work in Niger
About Niger
  • Population: 16 million (WB, 2011)
  • Capital: Niamey
  • Area: 1.27 million sq km (489,000 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French (official), Arabic, Hausa, Songhai
  • Major religions: Islam, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 50 years (men), 52 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Uranium, livestock products
  • GNI per capita: US $330 (World Bank, 2008)