Scenes from a displaced persons camp in a semi-autonomous part of Somalia.
The UN Refugee Agency estimates that there are about 60,000 Malian refugees spread out across multiple sites – formal and informal – in northern Burkina Faso. A special guest post from Refugees International.
This fighting has been well covered in major news outlets, demonstrating ongoing robust interest in the young country. But this coverage doesn’t always explain the wider context of these clashes – and it’s the context that shows why these tragic events persist.