Lavigery

Niger

Our work in Niger

In Niger, one in six children die before their fifth birthday, and the country’s child mortality rate is the 11th highest in the world. 66% of the country’s population live below the poverty line.
May 2012 update: Niger is now facing a potentially deadly food crisis brought on by crop shortages, rising food prices and insecurity in neighbouring countries.

Local facts

Capital: Niamey
Population: 16 million
Poverty index: 0.642%
Life expectancy: 53.4 years
Access to clean water: 48%
Adult literacy: 28.7%
GDP per head: $700 (2010 est.)
HIV/AIDS rates: 0.8% (2009 est.)
Infant mortality: 112.22/1,000 live births
Religions: Muslim 80%, Other 20%

Taken from CIA website, except the poverty index, taken from the UNDP.
All correct Nov 2011

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