Boko Haram fuels displacement crisis in Niger’s Diffa region

by IRIN News

Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram militias have driven nearly 90,000 people into neighbouring Niger’s impoverished Diffa Region this year, sparking food security and protection worries. Photo: Katy Thiam/OCHA Niger

The September-November harvest season has been favourable across Niger except in Diffa, where food insecurity is a concern especially for displaced and poor families. “The real problem in the long-run is food insecurity,” said Karl Steinacker, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Niger representative.

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