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SDG 1: No poverty

Helena Pes (Italy) is an international UN Volunteer serving in the Mbera camp, Mauritania, with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). "The situation in northern Mali remains unstable and in these conditions, influx of refugees is unpredictable," she explains. Since 2012, several populations fled from Northern Mali due to conflict and the fear of oppression. Most of the more than 51,000 refugees in the camp are Touareg, co-habiting with Arab, Fula, and Songhai refugees.

15 August 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty

Helena Pes (Italia) es una Voluntaria de las Naciones Unidas internacional que presta servicio en el campamento de Mbera, Mauritania, con el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR). "La situación en el norte de Malí sigue siendo inestable y, en estas condiciones, la afluencia de refugiados es impredecible", explica.

15 August 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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