- More than 51,000 Malian refugees in Mauritania’s Mbera refugee camp are almost entirely dependent on international aid for survival and many don’t have adequate food or shelter.
- The political and security crisis in Mali in 2013 forced thousands of Malians to flee across the border to Mauritania.
- Médecins Sans Frontières provides basic and emergency healthcare, and gynaecological and obstetric services for the refugees in Mbera camp and for the host communities in nearby Bassikounou and Fassala.
- By supporting the government clinics and hospitals, Médecins Sans Frontières has ensured that everyone in the economically marginalised area has access to free medical care for the first time.
- In 2014, the majority of the life-saving surgical procedures were caesarean sections and visceral and orthopaedic surgery.
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Médecins Sans Frontières has worked in the country since 1994 and at the end of 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières had 346 staff in Mauritania.