Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) also known as Doctors Without Borders says a total of 10,787 displaced persons from Tchombangou and Zaroumdareye communities in the Niger Republic after a deadly attack by armed persons suspected to be members of Islamic State on January 2 are currently in need of humanitarian assistance.
Dandal Kura Radio corespondent Mousa Ben Sala report the Médecins Sans Frontières stated that Already, scores of people in the region are seeking refuge in other neighbouring villages.
The organisation, which already had teams on the ground in Tillabéri, says it has accessed the situation on the ground, to determine the needs of those displaced by the attacks.
According to the MSF’s the people of Tchombangou and Zaroumdareye have absconded their hometowns and taken refuge in neighbouring communities, including Mangaïzé.
Doctors without borders also says that Mangaïzé has been unable to cope with the influx of displaced people, due to limited reception capabilities.
According to local authorities, a total of 1,541 households, or 10,787 forcibly displaced persons, are in the village of Mangaïzé.