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Caritas - Diffa - Niger

Fatima Brah, 16 years old (yellow) stands outside a shelter in the village of Guidan Kaji near the border with Nigeria on the outskirts of Diffa, Niger on February 13, 2016. Displaced people from Niger and Nigeria are sheltering in the village after fleeing at the nearby border. Many of the families had witnessed attacks by Boko Haram in their villages or had fled because of other villages around them being attacked. Caritas undertook a distribution of sleeping covers, mosquito nets, pots and money transfers.

'9 months ago we came here after Boko Haram burnt down our village during the night and we fled into the bush. They killed more than ten people. We left with nothing, not even clothes or food. We threw the children in the car and the rest of us came here on foot. All the clothes we are wearing were given to us by the people in a nearby village.'

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Fleeing Boko Haram
Fatima Brah, 16 years old (yellow) stands outside a shelter in the village of Guidan Kaji near the border with Nigeria on the outskirts of Diffa, Niger on February 13, 2016. Displaced people from Niger and Nigeria are sheltering in the village after fleeing at the nearby border. Many of the families had witnessed attacks by Boko Haram in their villages or had fled because of other villages around them being attacked. Caritas undertook a distribution of sleeping covers, mosquito nets, pots and money transfers. <br />
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'9 months ago we came here after Boko Haram burnt down our village during the night and we fled into the bush. They killed more than ten people. We left with nothing, not even clothes or food. We threw the children in the car and the rest of us came here on foot. All the clothes we are wearing were given to us by the people in a nearby village.'