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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

We Escape Boko Haram Attack, And Decided To Settle In Diffa, Niger

The lady in the picture above named Maryam, washing grain while her husband Ousman Muhammad and children sit on mats, they live in a site of displaced civilians in Diffa, Niger. The family come from Baga,Borno State and they have been living here i Niger for about 8 months. According to her: 
"We fled our village after Boko Haram attacked, some of o 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."