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24 Jun 2016 description

IOM firmly believes in humane and orderly migration for all and all data reported through the flow monitoring aims to inform and highlight a migratory phenomenon in an area with dangers for migrants (challenging climate, dangerous road conditions, vulnerability to trafficking/other exploitation/abuse). Proportionally, the flows measured by IOM in the Agadez region are heavily concentrated on the route to and from the Libyan border. Migrants going towards Libya represent 68% of recorded migrants while those coming from Libya to Niger represent 20%.

24 Jun 2016 description

Déclaration à la presse

Diffa, le 22 juin 2016

Au nom du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies, je suis venu exprimer notre solidarité au peuple et aux autorités nigériens et à la communauté humanitaire tout entière, à la suite des récentes attaques de Boko Haram contre la ville de Bosso et le camp de déplacés de N’gagam.

Je présente mes condoléances les plus attristées aux familles éprouvées et souhaite un prompt rétablissement aux blesses, avec l’expression de ma profonde compassion et de ma très grande sympathie.

24 Jun 2016 description

Since February 2015, more than 115 security incidents have been recorded, leading to the displacement of more than 241,000 people in Diffa region. An upsurge of Boko Haram attacks has taken place since April 2016. In May and beginning of June, six Boko Haram attacks took place in the department of Bosso (including 2 against the IDP site and village of Yebi).

23 Jun 2016 description

Kidjendi, Niger | AFP | Thursday 6/23/2016 - 03:32 GMT

by Patrick FORT

Getting water day after day to the tens of thousands of refugees stranded in the sweltering desert of Niger due to attacks by Boko Haram Islamists is nothing less than a Herculean task.

More than 50,000 people abandoned their homes early this month to flee to dusty camps in southeast Niger after a major attack June 3 by the jihadists from neighbouring Nigeria against the town of Bosso, near the border.

23 Jun 2016 description

Quinquagénaire, père de dix enfants, Nassirou veut rester optimiste malgré un avenir incertain.Le visage un peu ridé et la tête entièrement parsemée de cheveux blancs ne reflètent point son âge mais les vicissitudes de la vie qu’il mène maintenant. Après avoir passé 30 de ses plus belles années à Diffa, afin de protéger sa famille des attaques de Boko Haram, Nassirou a été obligé de regagner Zinder, sa ville natale, où il est désormais devenu un étranger.

22 Jun 2016 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | mercredi 22/06/2016 - 06:23 GMT |

par Patrick FORT

Visage émacié, la petite Ramatou, sept mois, victime de malnutrition, regarde avec envie un sachet rouge qu'une infirmière ouvre avec des ciseaux à l'hôpital de Niamey.

22 Jun 2016 description

Diffa, Niger | AFP | Wednesday 6/22/2016 - 03:24 GMT | 705 words

by Patrick FORT

Outside the Diffa grand mosque in Niger's southeast, two soldiers stand at the ready, rifles pointed at the wave of worshippers walking towards them.

Unbidden, the men raise their "boubous", the traditional wide-sleeved robes worn across West Africa. They need to show they're not hiding explosives under the tunics.

21 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

21 June 2016 – More than 240,000 people, or a third of the population, in Niger’s Diffa region have been uprooted from their homes since 3 June attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, the single largest displacement since 2013, a senior United Nations official said today.

According to Viviane Van Steirteghem, representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Niger, many have been settling along Route Nationale 01, the main road crossing the region.