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Save the Children in Action for the Diffa refugees and Returnees: Living Essentials, Nutrition and Child Protection

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Niamey, 22 May 2014 - Since the Nigerian government has carried out military operations to oust terrorist groups from its territory in May 2013, the population from North Eastern Nigeria has fled into Niger, Cameroon and Chad. The number of displaced people, as of April 2014, was of approximately 50,000—though the number could be higher as it appears that many of the people displaced around the islands of Lake Chad have not been registered. The increase of violence in northern Nigeria in late April and early May 2014 signifies that there is a likelihood that additional mass displacements into Diffa will occur.