The UN has said that 156 people have so far died from cholera in Niger, three months after the World Health Organization reported an outbreak.
The eastern region of Maradi is most affected with more than 5,400 people infected countrywide.
The region borders Nigeria where 31,425 suspected cholera cases were reported in 22 states.
The rainy season during the month of August, which resulted in poor drinking habits of rainwater infected with all kinds of unsanitary conditions drained by erosion.
This was one of the main vectors for the spread of the epidemic to other parts of the country, especially in the tri-border area between Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali.