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The new UN emergency relief chief visits the water infrastructures built by ACTED in N'Gagam

On 10th September, Mark Lowcock, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and the Head of OCHA , have been on the N'Gagam (Diffa, Niger) displaced persons site. The N'Gagam site is housing 15,000 people fleeing violence in the region.

For his first field visit, the new UN relief chief visited a borehole constructed by ACTED in 2016 as part of a project supported by the CERF (UNICEF) fund, in the presence of the ACTED Niger coordinator for the Diffa area. Exchanges with humanitarian actors took place around different priorities: Transition from emergency to development, protection, supervision of youth in terms of employment, education, reintegration and reinforcement of the information system.

In total, ACTED has built three boreholes to support the residents of the N'Gagam site. These boreholes have facilitated access to water for some 1,500 people (500 per well).