US News: Niger: Six years later, thousands of displaced people regain the village of Baroua

DRC: Félix Tshisekedi visiting the surroundings of Goma after the volcanic eruption

 DRC: Félix Tshisekedi visiting the surroundings of Goma after the volcanic eruption © Issouf Sanogo / AFP Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi in 2020 (picture of illustration). Félix Tshisekedi went on twenty kilometers from Goma. He visited the place where the road is cut off by the lava and a mobile hospital deployed for the benefit of the victims. He also spoke with the displaced. with our special envoy to Kibati, patient Ligodi long sleeve shirt, mask well in place, Félix Tshisekedi was accompanied by his wife to the foot of Nyiragongo.

Thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands have been displaced , despite the presence of thousands of regional and international troops. While jihadists in the region pose a growing threat, the West African country is expected to see its first democratic transition of power since independence from France in 1960. Some 7.4 million Nigeriens were registered to vote on December 27 to elect the successor to President Mahamadou Issoufou, who has served two terms and is stepping down.

Thousands of residents in Goma spent Saturday night outdoors following the eruption, according to a Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) spokesperson. Residents fleeing fiery scenes on Saturday headed towards the locality of Sake, or in the direction of neighboring Rwanda, the government statement said. In total, 17 villages were hit, including Buhene, Katoyi and Majengo, the government statement said. Six -hundred homes around Goma have been destroyed and five schools flattened, according to NRC estimates.

Des milliers de déplacés nigériens ont pu rentrer dans le village de Baroua abandonnés depuis six ans suite aux attaques terroristes. Ici des réfugiés nigériens dans un camp près de Diffa en 2017. © Boureima Hama / AFP thousands of Nigerian displaced people have been able to return to Baroua village abandoned for six years after terrorist attacks. Here Nigerian refugees in a camp near Diffa in 2017.

in Niger, nearly 6,000 internal displaced people were able to return to their village in Baroua, in the region of Diffa, east of the country, Tuesday, June 22. More than 1,800 households had to flee their village in 2015 because of the attacks of the Boko Haram terrorist group. This return of displaced returned on Sunday, June 20th.

taken by trucks, filled with food and materials, escorted by the army, between 8,000 and 10,000 inhabitants must regain Baroua. For Issa Lamine, Governor of Diffa, the improvement of the security conditions made possible this return: "There were operations on the ground. There were mutations within terrorist groups and their operational capabilities have decreased. We installed new forces. Zero risk does not exist, but we believe that it is a masterable risk if we organize well, he ensures. When we said, "The state allows you to return". There are some who have gone directly with their means and that we have not transported. Everyone ran to the villages.

Mali: France stopped a "framework" of the Islamic State Organization at the Sahel

 Mali: France stopped a © Philippe Desmazes, AFP A French soldier of Operation Barkhane patrol The streets of Gao, north of Mali, May 30, 2015 . France announced, Wednesday, arrested on June 11 "one of the executives of the Eigs", active Jihadist group in the Sahel, in the "zone of the three borders" of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.

Most - 40.3 million - are people displaced within their own country, according to the UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report. This is a slight dip on the year before, but the figure still makes up almost two thirds of the total global refugee count. Most of these people are based in war-torn Syria and Iraq But, on a more positive note, thousands of people were able to return to their homes in 2016, and many others managed to resettle in other countries. About half a million refugees returned to their home countries, and around 6 .5 million of those that had fled within their own countries were able to go back

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But security is not everything. Abandoned for six years , Baroua is in ruins. Ary Koutaley Ibrahim is a member of the local committee responsible for returning the displaced. He draws up the balance sheet: "Everything was ransacked. All ! Telephone networks, electric networks, water distribution line, even house roofs. Now, there is water in the village, with regard to health issues. Fortune hangars have been installed, if necessary, so that people are immediately supported. But much remains to be done especially on the rehabilitations of schools or the hospital.

Baroua is one of the first 19 localities that will benefit from this return program. The objective for the Diffa region is to allow 130,000 internal displaced people to return home.

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RD Congo: The authorities decrease the closure of the markets, schools and churches .
© Alexis Huguet, AFP Aerial image of displaced persons fleeing the places of an attack that would have been perpetrated by the rebel group of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) In the village of Halungupa near Beni, on 18 February 2020. In the aftermath of the explosion of two artisanal bombs in the city of Beni, one inside a church, the authorities have decreed the closure of the markets , churches and schools to avoid new attacks from the Rebel Groupe ADF. The city of Beni is on alert.

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