A report by Amnesty International citing other organizations says that an increasing number of children are being killed and abducted as the conflict in Niger, mainly in the Tillabéri Region, worsens near the border with Mali and Burkina Faso. The report says that "a generation is growing surrounded by death and destruction" and denounces "gross abuses" by ISIL and Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin. The report urges the government and international partners to "take action".
The United Nations states Niger faces its worst hunger crisis in history, worse than 2005 when thousands of people were left to starve to death. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-africa-10976093 (BBC)] [http:--www.mercurynews.com-nation-world-ci_15778867?nclick_check=1 (AP via "San Jose Mercury News")]date=August 2019