April 12th, 2013
07:27 AM ET

Report: Mali refugees get sicker in camp

About 70,000 refugees who fled violence in Mali are living in "appalling" conditions in a camp in the middle of the Mauritanian desert, Doctors Without Borders said Friday.

The situation has only got worse in Mbera camp since French forces entered Mali in January to help local forces take on Islamist militants, the humanitarian group said.

About 15,000 more refugees have flooded into the camp since the fighting, and conditions are so bad there that many who were healthy became ill or malnourished after they arrived.

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  1. Julio

    Mali is for obama what Rwanda was for clinton: A humanitarian catastrophe. The US as world's only superpower should intervene and assist alleviate this suffering. What? We have no money left? We're seventeen trillion in debt, increasing by six billion daily? Nevermind.

    April 12, 2013 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Perhaps we should exit stage left the wars that are contributing to the daily total of spending.
      What? Not fuel the war machine?

      April 12, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Jouiloo is just another whinning not knowing whats real or true President Obama hating fringe right wing nut job spilling what his kind does........shallow garbage.

      April 13, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    What is poor US supposed to do@Julio?

    April 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    comments blocked

    April 12, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    We have more wars to fight and need every penny.

    April 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    This tea partyer, juilooooooo, cares nothing for the people of Mali. Just another excuse to blame his president, B Obama, for any lame excuse hate fear mongers like him come up with.

    April 13, 2013 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    This would fall under the UN's responsibility to clean up NOT the US soley ...

    April 13, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |