Thousands of Malians fleeing to Mauritania

Tens of thousands of civilians are fleeing the latest outbreak of fighting in Mali.

Thousands of Malians fleeing to Mauritania

World Bulletin / News Desk

Aid agencies are struggling to cope with the scale of the humanitarian crisis in West Africa caused by thousands of Malians fleeing conflict, according to a study out this week, the Independent reported. 

In the four days following the start of the French assault on January 10th, at least 10,000 Malians have abandoned their homes, joining the 375,000 people who have already been displaced by the unrest. The UN refugee agency predicts that another 710,000 people will be forced to flee because of the conflict.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Ocak 2013, 13:08