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Nutrition care for Nigerian refugees in Gagamari camp, Diffa region, Niger | by EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
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Nutrition care for Nigerian refugees in Gagamari camp, Diffa region, Niger

Nigerians massively fled across the border with Niger when insurgents of Boko Haram attacked their town, Damassak, on 24 November 2014. The makeshift camp op Gagamari in Diffa region counts 16,000 refugees. Following a string of attacks along the border, the government of Niger has declared a humanitarian emergency and asked organisations for help in setting up camps. The violence in North-east Nigeria has resulted in the displacement of 150,000 people to neighbouring countries - a majority of which are in Niger - and over 1.5 million people in Nigeria itself. The European Commission humanitarian aid and civil protection department (ECHO) supports various UN agencies and NGOs to provide urgently needed assistance, but needs are immense and access is difficult. Copyright: EC/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie

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Taken on December 8, 2014