Niger: CARE supports refugees from northern Nigeria
More than 100,000 refugees, fleeing insecurity and violence in northern Nigeria, are now living in the Diffa region of Niger. Diffa is already suffering from chronic food insecurity with over half of the population in need of support. The influx of refugees and returnees has made it even more difficult to share the scarce resources.
CARE has been working in Diffa for many years. We were one of a handful of agencies working in the region when the crisis escalated towards the end of 2014. Our teams currently distribute food, household supplies and cash grants to vulnerable people; they deliver water to a refugee camp; and they organise transport for the refugees. So far, we’ve helped 58,000 people since August 2014.
It is important to support these people, they have lost everything.
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