Where is Niger?
Niger is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is almost completely covered by the Saharan desert.
In recent years, Niger has received thousands of refugees from both Nigeria and Mali. Families from Nigeria are fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency, whilst families from Mali have been escaping political instability.
Today the crisis has become more complex, with extreme poverty, underdevelopment and climate change adding to the violence that has forced millions of people from their homes.
Millions in the Lake Chad Basin are in extreme hardship and dependent on humanitarian aid to survive.
A selection of the aid we’re distributing in Niger
Impact of ShelterBox aid
When families have been forced to run from conflict and terror, they arrive at displacement camps with nothing. Every aid item we can provide will help to rebuild a small part of their lives.
- Rosalie, Lake Chad Basin
- Abdou, Lake Chad Basin
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