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The continuing crisis in Mali is affecting some of the most vulnerable populations in the Sahel. UNICEF is mounting an emergency response for health, water, education and protection to help children most affected.

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Reaching the most vulnerable children in Mauritania
ATAR, Mauritania, 23 April 2013 - Zeinabou and her daughter Meunanan arrived at the Atar Health Centre amidst the celebrations for the 3rd African Immunization Week. Zeinabou has ensured that her little girl has received all the vaccinations.

In a refugee camp, getting more children in school and more schools for children
MBERA CAMP, Mauritania, 20 May 2013 – Although he is only 15, Malal Guisse has already had a hard journey. When crisis arose last year in his native Mali, he moved from his village of Léré, in Timbuktu Region, to the region of Segou in the south...

As more and more Malian refugees arrive in Mauritania, UNICEF steps up relief efforts
MBÉRA REFUGEE CAMP, Mauritania, 19 March 2013 – Nightfall in Mbéra refugee camp brings some relief for the refugees and humanitarian workers after a hard day in this hot, dry, remote region.

Support in Mauritania for thousands of refugees from conflict in Mali
FASSALA, Mauritania, 5 February 2013 – As conflict rages in northern Mali, thousands of people caught up in the fighting are struggling to survive, trying to escape hardship and reach more secure areas. Many remain stranded.



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