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2.7 Million Displaced in Niger Need Urgent Aid

Ahead of World Refugee Day on Monday, U.N. agencies say rapid assistance is needed for the more than 2.7 million people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin over the past three years. The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) has called it the fastest growing displacement crisis in Africa. Security continues to deteriorate in southeast Niger following a fresh spate of attacks by Boko Haram this month. Tens of thousands of people have flooded the city of Diffa after...

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