A malnurished Malian refugee child is weighed at the Medecins sans FrontiÃ¨res (MSF) medical center of the M'bere refugee camp near Bassiknou, southern Mauritania, 60 km from the border with Mali. The fighting in Mali has left more than 60,000 people internally displaced, and a similar number have fled to Mauritania and neighboring countries. Camp Mbere, spread out over a surface area of some 570 km2 receives an average of 1,000 refugees per day, some days even more. According to the LWF representative, in mid-April the camp population was over 55,000, of which more than half were children.
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