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Malian refugees, local hosts flee after Sunday attack on site in western Niger

This Malian refugee woman worked as an assistant midwife at a UNHCR-built health centre in Intikane in Niger’s Tahoua region after fleeing her country

This Malian refugee woman worked as an assistant midwife at a UNHCR-built health centre in Intikane in Niger’s Tahoua region after fleeing her country in 2012. © UNHCR/Boubacar Younoussa Siddo

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic  to whom quoted text may be attributed  at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.