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Fifteen women and five children were trampled to death on Monday in a stampede for food and money for refugees in southeast Niger. The accident occurred at a youth and culture centre in Diffa, that hosts more than a quarter of a million refugees and internally displaced people

Fifteen women and five children were trampled to death on Monday in a stampede for food and money for refugees in southeast Niger. The accident occurred at a youth and culture centre in Diffa, that hosts more than a quarter of a million refugees and internally displaced people

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  1. What a miserable place. The country is 80% Sahara desert. How the fuck do people actually survive here even without the threat of war, climate change etc?

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.france24.com/en/20200218-at-least-20-killed-in-stampede-at-handout-for-refugees-in-southeast-niger) reduced by 80%. (I’m a bot)
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    > The accident occurred at a youth and culture centre in Diffa, the main town of a region of the same name that hosts more than a quarter of a million refugees and internally displaced people.

    > "Thousands of people, most of them refugees, heard about the handout and left the camps, sometimes travelling up to 100 kilometres to get to Diffa," the source said.

    > A local official said he was astonished at the situation: "Normally, people who are entitled to the handouts send a representative to Diffa to pick it up. But this time, the refugees themselves decided to come and get it, travelling dozens of kilometres.”

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