Nigeria is Africa’s wealthiest, most populous nation, and its fastest-growing economy. Despite this, half of the country lives below the poverty line as Nigeria has become the poverty capital of the world. With 86.9 million Nigerians now living in extreme poverty which represents nearly 50% of its estimated 180 million population. As Nigeria faces a major population boom, studies have predicted that it will become the world’s third largest country by 2050, this problem will likely worsen. Having large swathes of people still living in extreme poverty is an Africa-wide problem and thus must be addressed.
Northern Nigeria suffers the world’s third highest level of chronic undernutrition among children. This silent crisis is caused by lack of access to safe water and sanitation, rising food insecurity, the disruption of basic services due to conflict, and poor knowledge of healthy feeding practices for infants and young children.
7.7 million People need assistance and 1.6 million are internally displaced. Many face hunger, and an estimated three million could suffer critical food insecurity during the next lean season. Children under five in Nigeria experience high malnutrition rates: 43.6% are stunted, 10.8% are wasted.
These number are predicted to rise, it is time we put an end to poverty and hunger once and for all.
WIN aims to distribute food items to individuals, orphanages, homes that otherwise cannot purchase enough food items to avoid hunger.