A child wanders in the refugee camp of Assaga, near Diffa, Niger. More than 135 displacement sites have been noted along the border with Nigeria, where Boko Haram has increasingly committed acts of violence.
(Photo by UNICEF/Sylvain Cherkaoui) Photo used under CC BY
The mining and sale of lapis lazuli feed into the rampant corruption in Afghanistan as well as the strengthening of the Taliban in the once-peaceful province of Badakhshan. Story links above.
(Photo by Géry Parent) Photo used under CC BY
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