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Video by Fatimata WANE , Julien SAUVAGET

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-03-04

According to the UN refugee agency 40,000 Malians are currently taking shelter in refugee camps in neighbouring Burkina Faso, having fled strict Islamist rules, or fearing reprisals. FRANCE 24 reports.

By foot, by horse even by camel - hundreds of Malian refugees continue to pour into neighbouring Burkina Faso.

Some fled Timbuktu as soon as it fell into the hands of Islamist rebels, deciding that they preferred to start a new life than to live under strict shariah law.

But a majority of refugees in the refugee camp in Dijbo, in northern Burkina Faso, are Tuaregs. Even if they did not join the Tuareg militant group MNLA, they chose to avoid reprisals.
 

Date created : 2013-03-03

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