Non-food relief items help ease Maria's burden
Since May 2019, the Maradi region has been experiencing an influx of refugees from northwestern Nigeria. They are fleeing killings, abductions, and looting by Nigerian non-state armed groups. These groups have increased attacks on both sides of the border in recent weeks, displacing around 18,000 people like 35-year-old Maria, a mother of seven. After a difficult period, it is with great relief that Maria's family and 2,365 other households received kits worth more than 90,000,000 CFA (US$181,000).