Festival de l’Aïr: Community Stabilization in Niger

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IOM’s stand during the festival overlooks Mount Tamgak. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac (Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) | 3 months ago)

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Local vendors and cooperatives proudly sell their produce during the festival. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac (Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) | 3 months ago)

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It’s the turn of commune Ingall to impress the crowd; Ingall also hosts the annual Cure Salée festival. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac (Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) | 3 months ago)

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Security guards the perimeters at all times as the audience watches the show. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac (Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) | 3 months ago)

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OM staff and volunteers engage with visitors at the stand. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac (Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) | 3 months ago)

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The festival is an opportunity for communities and visitors to embrace Touareg traditions. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac (Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) | 3 months ago)

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Regardless of age, camels seemed to be man’s best friend at the festival. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac (Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) | 3 months ago)

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Camels and their human friends rest in Iferouane, at the site of the Festival de l’Aïr. Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac (Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) | 3 months ago)

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