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Boko Haram Attacks Creating Humanitarian Crisis In Niger Among Locals, Nigerian Refugees

IRIN: Niger: Boko Haram’s neglected crisis
“…Nigerian families first began seeking refuge in Niger in 2013, but Boko Haram-related violence in the region has spiked in recent months, causing the number of refugees to balloon and leading to a fast-growing humanitarian crisis that garners little international media attention. An estimated 150,000 displaced people in Diffa are in urgent need of greater humanitarian assistance, including food, aid agencies say. Boko Haram attacks have now reached Diffa town itself, meaning those who had been hosting refugees are now becoming displaced themselves…” (Balima/Lazuta, 6/29).