Mauritania asks for UN support to keep Mbera refugee camp running

How a temporary refugee camp by the Malian border has become the fourth largest town in Mauritania.

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    The Mbera refugee camp in Mauritania is home to thousands of people who fled Mali in the early 1990s to escape rebel attacks in Timbuktu.

    Mauritania, a country where most live on less than $2 a day, has opened its borders and welcomed the refugees. However, it has received only a fraction of the money it needs to help communities in this region.

    The United Nations says there is a need for greater international cooperation for sharing responsibility and ensuring host countries have the financial support needed to welcome them.

     

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Mbera refugee camp on the Mauritanian-Malian border.


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