Change a life
Situated in the Sahel, Niger is considered to be one of the poorest countries in the world. Over half the population is destitute, living off less than one Euro a day.
Niger suffers from extreme poverty. There have been a series of rebellions by the Touareg tribes, mainly in the north, which have destabilised the country (again recently). The northern region is also subject to worrying levels of organised crime, a problem which affects the whole Sahel region and has generated displacements of populations seeking physical and food security.
Against this very difficult backdrop, the situation for people with disabilities is aggravated by the high levels of discrimination and socio-economic inequality. This discrimination means they have very limited access to education, employment and health services. Furthermore, their civic participation is extremely limited and their specific needs are not taken into account in development initiatives.