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Food Running Out for Refugees from Mali Conflict

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A conflict in northern Mali, along with drought conditions, have forced thousands of people to flee to safety in Mauritania and other neighboring countries. (..) The Mauritania crisis is part of the larger massive hunger emergency in the Sahel which also includes the countries of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, the Gambia, Senegal, and Cameroon. (..) WFP says it is short $357 million for its relief operation across the whole region. If donations do not come in soon, aid will be limited in what is considered the peak time period of hunger, May through September.