Hunger spreads to north Niger as poor migrant laborers from south Niger now bring their families that this year face starvation in the south

by IRIN News

Hundreds of migrants from southern Niger are camped out in Agadez, Photo: Anne Isabelle Leclercq/IRIN

The unusually large-scale migration of southern Nigerien farmers and pastoralists, heading north to look for work, has prompted concerns about food shortages in the northern Agadez region, according to local authorities.

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