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MSF in Burkina Faso, 2012
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By the end of 2012, an estimated 38,000 Malians had fled to Burkina Faso to escape conflict.
Closure of Malnutrition Program
In 2012, the Titao nutrition program closed, following a consistent decrease in admissions over the past few years. Opened in 2007, the program offered treatment for malnutrition at 11 outpatient feeding centers and Titao hospital. In the hospital, MSF treated patients for malaria and provided basic healthcare to children under 14 years of age. More than 4,500 patients were treated for malnutrition in 2012, and 830 were treated for malaria.
Fatima from Mali
We are a population who fled war, who fled insecurity in northern Mali. We have been chased away by the army; a lot of people have died. We fled, abandoning everything. I am with my children. We have nothing. We are living in the open air here.