Situated on the edge of the Sahara, Niger is a large, arid country in West Africa. Child malnutrition in Niger reaches epidemic levels: the encroaching desert threatens agriculture, and the country's main export, uranium, is subject to fluctuating prices.
Along the border with Nigeria, the conflict between Boko Haram and different armies has created precarious living conditions and forced thousands to flee their homes.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s first worked in Niger in 1985. Our work has focused on responding to disease, malnutrition, and providing paediatric care.