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Two weeks after military operations began in northern Mali, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to work in the regions of Mopti, Gao, and Timbuktu. In addition, on the morning of January 24, a small MSF medical team managed to reach Konna, a town located 70 kilometres north of Mopti, in the pivotal area between Mali’s northern and southern sectors, where there has been intense fighting over the past week. Furthermore, nearly 6,000 new refugees were registered in Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso.

Three weeks after military operations began in northern Mali, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to work in the areas of Mopti, Gao, Ansango, Konna, Douentza, and Timbuktu, providing lifesaving treatment and emergency surgery to patients.

Month in Focus - February 2013 Syria - Aid imbalances
Lebanon - Assistance for Syrian refugees
Mali - Tending to victims of the conflict
DRC - the measles challenge
South Sudan - fighting against sleeping sickness
Afghanistan - Improving access to healthcare

Access to free, quality care still vital

Conflict in the north of Mali is still causing mass movements of people across the Sahel region of Africa and the conditions in the camps where they are living are unacceptable, leading to disease and suffering. According to UNHCR, approximately 150,000 refugees are living in refugee camps located in Burkina Faso (Ferrerio, Dibissi, Ngatourou-niénié and Gandafabou camps), Mauritania (Mbera camp) and Niger (Abala, Mangaize, and Ayorou camps).

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