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Niger violence: Rising death toll and affected families

Civil society organisations in Niger have called for protests to demand action against increased attacks by armed groups in the Sahel region.

Activists in Niger are calling for action against attacks by armed groups in the Sahel region.

At least 160 soldiers have been killed in less than two months and thousands of people displaced.

Mounting casualties have left many families struggling.

Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from the capital Niamey.