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Burkina Faso food crisis worsened by influx
Drought-stricken country struggles to cope as more than 60,000 Malians cross border to escape fighting.
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 05:45



Fighting between government forces and Tuareg fighters in Mali has forced tens of thousands of people to flee across
the border into Burkina Faso.

But Burkina Faso itself is experiencing a severe drought, and resources to cope with the influx of more than 60,000
Malians are increasingly scarce.

Al Jazeera's Laura Kyle reports from the Mintao refugee camp in northern Burkina Faso.

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