The Mali-Niger border and the Tillabéry region
MSF Brings Medical Assistance to Malian Refugees in Niger
As a result of violence in Mali, nearly 10,000 Malians have sought refuge in the Tillabéry region of neighboring Niger, the medical humanitarian organization MSF said today. However, instead of finding relief, they are now living in extreme vulnerability in very poor conditions.
“Refugees currently have no access to drinking water, food, latrines, or proper shelter, and [they] have no access to basic health care,” said Benoît Kayembé, MSF head of mission in Niger.
“We’re in emergency mode,” he added. “The Tillabéry region was already facing an uncertain situation in terms of food security, and this is being exacerbated by the arrival of thousands of refugees.”