Growing humanitarian crisis in Mali

Women and children live in tents in a drought-stricken area

The number of people fleeing conflict in northern Mali continues to grow each week.

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) estimates 130,000 people—mostly ethnic Tuareg from rural areas—are now displaced both within the country and in three neighbouring states.

They are escaping renewed clashes between government forces and Tuareg rebels which started in mid-January.

Dianne Penn reports.

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