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06 May 2020

Niger – Working with communities during a pandemic

Community engagement is important to ensure that people understand COVID-19 and helps to identify possible patients through contact tracing and it squashes myths that may come with the pandemic. In Niger, a SAMU call centre is working around the clock to help the community of Niamey with positive COVID-19 patients.

09 August 2019

Niger: MSF forced to leave Maïné Soroa in Diffa region

Three months after a violent attack by unknown assailants on its office in Maïné Soroa, in southeastern Niger’s Diffa region, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been forced to stop providing medical and humanitarian assistance to people in the area.

11 March 2019

Over 8,000 people displaced by armed group on Mali border

Recently, an upsurge in threats from armed groups operating between the borders of Mali and Niger has caused a new wave of displacement. More than 8,000 people have been forced to settle in improvised camps around the village of Kongokiré, Niger, where they live in appalling conditions, in a zone which is also considered as insecure.