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Refugees Fleeing Boko Haram Raids Flood Niger's Diffa Region

Attacks by Islamist insurgents Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and the islands of Lake Chad have forced tens of thousands across the border to Niger's arid southeastern region of Diffa, worsening a dire humanitarian situation. An estimated 150,000 people have fled to Diffa in the past two years, according to aid agencies, increasing by one-third the population of the remote region that is largely dependent on aid and suffers from perennial food shortages. In recent weeks, Boko...

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