The displaced of Diffa

Since 2013, with the help of its partners, such as the US Department of State, Refugees and Migration, IOM has been distributing shelter and non-food items to the most vulnerable people in Diffa, most of whom have been affected. by Boko Haram. More than 249,000 displaced people are still in need of assistance in the region, while more than 20,000 people are at risk of being displaced by floods during the rainy season.

The Maina Kaderi site, located in Chetimari commune in the Diffa region, is home to nearly 5,000 internally displaced persons, returnees and refugees. The site is located only 18 km from their old village, but this 18 km has drawn the dividing line between life and death for the villagers. "It may be Maina Kaderi's IDP site, but it's still our village at heart," says Malam.

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