HI started working in Niger in 2006, aiming to improve the situation of people with disabilities by supporting organisations fighting for the rights of people with disability.
The scope of our work expanded significantly in 2012 with interventions in new areas including food security, reduction of armed violence and prevention and reduction of the risk of disabling sequelae in malnourished or developmentally delayed children under 5 years of age.
Since 2015, HI has been providing special support to vulnerable populations in Niger: urban refugees, asylum seekers, people with disabilities and populations living near weapons stockpiles.
Through its education projects, HI helps children with disabilities to access and remain in primary education. We also continue our work to promote the social and legal integration of women and children with disabilities.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, HI has continued to help the world’s most vulnerable people. We have adapted our interventions in more than 45 countries.