More people are displaced in Mali as fighting continues: UNHCR

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Women in northern Mali

As fighting continues in Mali where rebels control the northern part of the country, people continue to flee their homes, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

The agency says that some people are fleeing into Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso while others are moving to the southern part of the country under government control.

Some of the people who are leaving the north fear the strict application of Sharia law by Islamist extremists there.

To find out more about this displacement of people in Mali, UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha spoke on the line to Bamako, the capital of Mali, with UNHCR spokesperson Helene Caux.

Duration: 4'54"

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