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Mali’s power ‘vacuum’ leaves civilians targeted by extremists, warns refugee agency

Mali’s power ‘vacuum’ leaves civilians targeted by extremists, warns refugee agency

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The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has warned that every day in Mali, civilians are being attacked by extremists who are forcing them from their homes and in some cases following them to displacement camps, to target them once again.

This is what has happened recently to more than 3,700 Burkinabé refugees and Malians who fled N’Tillit village for Gao, the nearest city, located 120 kilometres away. With more on this alarming situation, here’s UNHCR Representative in Mali, Mohamed Touré, who’s been speaking to UN News’ Daniel Johnson.

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Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
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4'41"
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© Chadi Ouanes