When hosts go without: how to aid refugee camp hosts

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A group of Somali refugees, who fled the conflict in Libya, work together to protect their tents from being uprooted by wind as a sand storm hits the sprawling Tunisian migrant transit camp near the Ras Jdir border crossing with Libya, in Ras Jdir, Tunisi

When hosts go without: how to aid refugee camp hosts


MBERA/BASSIKOUNOU, 19 November 2013 (IRIN) - Since April, when the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) started biometric registration of the Malian refugees in Mauritania's Mbera camp, 8,000 of the 68,000 registered refugees have been de-activated from the system - almost all of them Mauritanians from nearby towns and villages hoping to access aid handouts. In September, a small group of camp residents tried to destroy the registration centre in protest of the new system, raising a key question: when and ...


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