UN agency gearing up to assist potential returnees to northern Mali

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Malian refugees with their belongings after arriving at Goudebou camp in Burkina Faso.
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With the situation in Mali evolving quickly, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it's preparing for the possible return of thousands of people to the north of the country.

It's estimated that nearly 400,000 people have fled northern Mali since Islamist extremists took control a year ago.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed recent support to the government to counter these groups.

Dianne Penn reports.

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