Malian refugees wait to be registered by Mauritanian officials and a local NGO after fleeing Mali in fear for the border in Fassala, Mauritania, July 18, 2012. A convoy of about 1200 new refugees leaves for the closest camp at Mbera. According to UNHCR, there are roughly 92,000 refugees have arrived in the last four months to Fassala in transit to the Mberra refugee camp, and anywhere from 200 to 1200 are arriving daily, as they flee from fighting across northern Mali.
Since February 2012, MSF provides primary, secondary health care and maternal health care and nutrition activities in Bassikounou district. MSF also runs nutrition programs in Hodh el Chargui Assaba and Brakna regions.