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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 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 Welthungerhilfe 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. Welthungerhilfe 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.

Our Country Office

Welthungerhilfe 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.

Currently, Welthungerhilfe Niger has 84 staff distributed as follows: 15 in Niamey, 15 in Tillabéri and 44 in Diffa. Ethnic and gender diversity is important to us. Our staff is made up of people from 7 nationalities and includes 15 women.

Meet the team