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Indians Caught in the Midst of the Niger Crisis



  Aug 22, 2023

Niger Crisis and Indians


Q1: What is the current situation in Niger?

The situation in Niger is deteriorating, marked by political instability and conflict, making it one of the most politically unstable and conflict-prone countries in West Africa.
 

Q2: Why were a group of Indians, including Keralites, stranded in Niger?

A group of Indians, including Keralites, were stranded in Niger's capital city, Niamey, due to the deteriorating security situation. They were seeking evacuation from the Sahel region, but their pleas for help from the Indian Embassy went unanswered.
 

Q3: Why did the stranded Indians decide to cross the border by road?

The stranded Indians decided to take the risk of crossing the country's border into Benin by road after receiving no major response or clarity on the evacuation mission from the Indian Embassy in Niger.
 

Q4: What support did the stranded Indians receive from the Indian Embassy?

The only support given by the Indian Embassy was a letter directing the stranded individuals to cross the capital city border, as foreigners are generally not allowed to go beyond the capital city.
 

Q5: What challenges did the stranded Indians face while trying to cross the border?

Upon reaching the Benin border, the stranded Indians were stopped by the Niger military, which led them to take refuge in a nearby building. After repeated requests, they were allowed to cross the border the next day.
 

Q6: What is the current status of the stranded Indians?

The stranded Indians had their passports stamped with exit and entry to Benin. They are expected to reach the Benin capital city of Porto-Novo and will need to arrange their own flight to India, as the Indian Embassy did not make any evacuation arrangements for them.
 

Q7: How many Indians are still awaiting evacuation in Niger?

More than 300 Indians in Niger are anxiously awaiting evacuation by the Indian government.
 
Please note that the situation may change rapidly, and it's important to stay updated through official sources and news outlets for the latest information.


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