We provide medical care to Malian refugees and host communities in Mauritania, and in the last three months of 2016 saw the biggest influx of refugees since 2013.
Thousands of Malians are still living in Mbera camp in southeast Mauritania, following the conflict in 2013 which forced them to flee across the border. Despite the peace process, violent attacks by armed groups and bandits have dissuaded them from returning home.
According to data from UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, there were 52,000 refugees in the camp at the end of 2017, with more than 4,000 new arrivals during the year.
We provide basic and emergency healthcare, as well as gynaecological and obstetric services, for the refugees in the camp and the host communities in nearby Bassikounou and Fassala. We also started offering mental health support in 2017.