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Armed attacks forced over 11,500 Nigerians to flee to Niger in Nov: UNHCR
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Armed attacks forced over 11,500 Nigerians to flee to Niger in Nov: UNHCR
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Lagos, Dec 5 (TIWN) The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said repeated attacks in northwest Nigeria forced over 11,500 Nigerians to flee across the border to neighbouring Niger in November, resulting in a humanitarian crisis.

Armed groups have repeatedly attacked villages in northwest Nigeria in recent weeks, and the violence comes against the backdrop of intercommunal clashes between farmers and herders as competition increases for dwindling resources, aggravated by the climate crisis, said a UNHCR statement reaching Xinhua on Friday.  “We are deeply concerned by the surging violence in northwest Nigeria and call for concerted and massive support to address the growing humanitarian needs of the affected population, ranging from protection services to food, shelter kits, kitchen utensils, blankets, and other non-food items,” said the statement.

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