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Niger: Lifeline for displaced persons from Nigeria

23-08-2013 Feature

Thousands of people have taken refuge in Niger following fighting between the security forces and armed groups in north-eastern Nigeria, close to the border with Niger. Most are originally from Niger but have been living in Nigeria for decades. Others are citizens of Nigeria and other countries. They have set up makeshift encampments or are living with relatives or in rented accommodation. The ICRC and the Niger Red Cross distributed emergency supplies and food aid in May and July.