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Escape from Mali’s turmoil


Mohammed Adow, based in Nairobi, has over 10 years of experience reporting from across Africa.
January 30, 2013 – 09:18

There is no let-up in the exodus from the north of Mali where French and Malian troops are battling rebels.

Thousands of Malians have become refugees since France began military operations in the north of the country against rebel groups such as the al-Qaeda-allied Ansar al-Dine and the Movement for Unity and Jihad (MUJAO).

Most are fleeing to neighbouring countries already struggling to provide earlier waves of refugees with food and water. At least 800 refugees cross over to Mauritania daily, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR.

They are joining already overcrowded camps.

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