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Welthungerhilfe in Niger

A beneficiary watering her sack gardens in the Diffa region © Welthungerhilfe/CESVI
Villager in the commune of Gueskérou in the Diffa region watering her sack gardens © Welthungerhilfe/CESVI

Welthungerhilfe (WHH) Niger is active in the areas of food security and nutrition, water hygiene and sanitation (WASH), income-generating activities (IGA) and capacity building of the population, decentralised state technical services, and community-based organisations.

Strategy & Goals

We work at the nexus between humanitarian aid and resilience as WHH Niger attaches great importance to the link between humanitarian aid, as a rapid response measure in crisis situations, and long-term development actions to strengthen communities so they can withstand and quickly recover from crises and shocks. WHH Niger and our partners support sustainable, multi-sectoral actions that include the participation of the people affected or at risk, along with their communities, governments and civil society.

WHH's vision for Niger in 10 years is that people will live in a just and enabling environment for their development, free from poverty and hunger.

  • Vision: A life of peace for all people living in an enabling environment where women and youth have a voice in decision-making. 
  • Mission: We work to improve the lives of people through a sustainable food system by supporting them in the following areas – Food security sensitive to climate change; Nutrition health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Economic development.
  • WHH collaborates with partners in implementing its activities, which we systematically monitor and evaluate to assess their impact on people, learn lessons for the future, and report to donors on projects (accountability).

Our Country Office

WHH has been active in Niger since 2005. The activities were initially managed from the Bamako Regional Office in Mali. A first project office was opened in 2012. Since September 2018, the office has been set up as a country office in Niamey, the capital, which coordinates all Niger activities in the regions of Tillabéri and Diffa. On top of this, we now have an office in Tahoua.

Currently, WHH Niger has 97 staff distributed as follows: 18 in Niamey, 22 in Tillabéri, 16 in Tahoua and 51 in Diffa. Ethnic and gender diversity is important to us. Our staff is made up of people from 8 nationalities and includes 18 women.

Liisa Perkkiö is WHH Niger's Country Director.