More than ten thousand people displaced after terror attack in Niger
The "twin attacks" on two villages in Niger on the 2nd of January have caused the flight of over ten thousand inhabitants in the region of Tillaberi, in the west. Most of the internally displaced people have found refuge in the village of Mangaize, Southwest Niger.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), about 10,600 people were displaced after the attack which killed more than a hundred people in two villages.
The government of Niger provided initial support to those affected, including food, medical supplies to health facilities and financial assistance to the families of deceased civilians.
Most of the internally displaced people have found refuge in the village of Mangaize with families who already live there in often precarious conditions. According to the United Nations, more than five hundred displaced children are currently out of school.