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Government wants more aid for Malian refugees

With nearly 20,000 Malian refugees now in Burkina Faso, according to Burkina Minister of Communications Alain Traore, and up to 800 more crossing the border each day, the government says it urgently needs more help. The most urgent need is for “shelter, food and medicine” in the country’s northern Sahel...
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Thousands of Touaregs flee into Burkina Faso

At least 8,000 Touaregs fleeing fighting in neighbouring Mali have found refuge in Burkina Faso, having arrived “in a dire humanitarian condition”, the government said yesterday. It said it would set up a coordination committee to bring the refugees – currently spread between the western and Sahelian parts of the...
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