Niger's International and National NGOs advocacy note - sanctions and humanitarian exemptions
On July 26, 2023, the National Council for the Safeguarding of the Fatherland (CNSP) announced that it had overthrown the current President Mohamed Bazoum and his government. The reaction of part of the international community resulted in a number of individual and collective sanctions: closure of land and air borders, suspension of development aid, suspension of financial and commercial transactions and freezing of the assets of the Republic of Niger and certain Nigeriens. This advocacy brief suggests three steps that members of the international community should take to preserve Nigerien people’s access to basic social services and humanitarian assistance.
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Poverty, which affects a large majority of Nigeriens, has serious repercussions on children's access to healthy food, financial resources, health services and education.
The lack of access to healthy food is the main reason for the high level of malnutrition which affects children in both rural and urban areas of Niger. Inadequate diets lead to underweight children and major development problems. Many children in Niger suffer from micro-nutritional deficiencies and disorders due to a lack of iodine.
At World Vision, we used a community-based approach to address the root causes of issues affecting children. Key sectors of our work include Child Protection, WASH, education, and nutrition. Gender, advocacy, faith and development are cross-cutting elements in all our work.
Highlights of our work with partners to transform the life stories of vulnerable children and communities
Ending Violence with Education
Niger is one of the countries in the world most affected by violence against children. One of the most devastating is child marriage. Despite the efforts of the Government of Niger and its partners, the prevalence rate of child marriage has changed little in the last 20 years. At last check, in 2012, 76% of girls were married before they turned 18. Although there are many social, cultural and economic reasons it happens, we believe it must stop.