#Niger

  • Article: 232 Sex Trafficking Survivors Rescued by Niger Police

    232 Sex Trafficking Survivors Rescued by Niger Police

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Feb. 26, 2020

    The victims were forced into sex work in hostels and slums or sent to beg at markets. Read more

  • Article: Over 1.5 Million Children in Niger Are in Need of Humanitarian Assistance

    Over 1.5 Million Children in Niger Are in Need of Humanitarian Assistance

    By Brandon Wiggins|Feb. 21, 2020

    UNICEF says that it will need $59.4 million to provide humanitarian assistance to children in 2020. Read more

  • Article: Hunger in Central Sahel Rising at Alarming Rate as Conflict Intensifies

    Hunger in Central Sahel Rising at Alarming Rate as Conflict Intensifies

    From Voice of America|Feb. 3, 2020

    Nearly 5 million people are expected to be pushed into hunger by June, according to the UN. Read more

  • Article: Officials in Ivory Coast Just Rescued 137 Children from Trafficking

    Officials in Ivory Coast Just Rescued 137 Children from Trafficking

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe  and  Pia Gralki|Jan. 21, 2020

    They would have been destined to become child labourers and prostitutes. Read more

  • Article: Floods in Niger Displace 23,000 People in Less Than a Month

    Floods in Niger Displace 23,000 People in Less Than a Month

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Nov. 1, 2019

    The West African country has a history of extreme weather, and climate change is making it worse. Read more

  • Article: Child Marriage: What You Need To Know And How You Can Help End It

    Child Marriage: What You Need To Know And How You Can Help End It

    By Daniele Selby  and  Carmen Singer|Aug. 27, 2019

    Every two seconds, a girl gets married. Read more

  • Article: Niger's Top Court Rules Against 'Fifth Wives' Slavery Practice

    Niger's Top Court Rules Against 'Fifth Wives' Slavery Practice

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 21, 2019

    The ruling rejected the centuries old custom of men taking unofficial wives who live as slaves. Read more

  • Article: Nearly Half a Million Children Aren't in School in Africa's Sahel Region

    Nearly Half a Million Children Aren't in School in Africa's Sahel Region

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Feb. 28, 2019

    Almost 2,000 schools have been closed in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. Read more