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What We Do

Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001 to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected.

We protect children from all forms of violence, especially girls, orphans, vulnerable children and children affected by conflict. Our programmes work from the community to the national level to promote children's rights and protection. We also campaign to ensure that girls have equal access to education and are protected from child marriage.

We are building the capacity of health workers and the health system in Nigeria to treat and prevent malnutrition, and deliver low cost interventions that save newborn lives. We are also part of a consortium working to ensure that all children are immunised, and advocate for increased government investment in health and nutrition.

We are increasing access to and the quality of education, including early childhood care. And we work to address the causes of poverty and mitigate their impact on children, by strengthening the livelihoods and resilience of households.

Our humanitarian work provides child-friendly spaces where children can learn, plan and receive the support they need to recover from trauma. We also set up temporary learning spaces and support the re-enrollment of out of school children so that all children can have an education.

Save the Children in Nigeria currently implements programmes in the following areas: