Thursday, 15 September 2016

We fled our village after Boko Haram attacked, some of our family members were killed -Displaced Nigerians in Niger

Maryam,pictured washing grain while her husband Ousman Muhammad and children sit on mats, live at a site of displaced civilians in Diffa, Niger. The family come from Baga,Borno State and have been at the site for 8 months. She said:
"We fled our village after Boko Haram attacked, some of our family members were killed, my parents were injured. We were farmers there growing corn and beans plus we had a small stall. It's difficult to make a living here. Before I collect water from a site, we sometimes had to pay for it and I would come back and sell a jerrycan to other families. Now I sometimes have work unloading cargo from trucks that arrive at the main station, I earn about 400 francs per day (less than one dollar). When we have news that the situation has stabilised back home, we will return but for now we will stay here."
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