The refugees living in a landfill in Mali

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A group of displaced Fulani herdsmen and their families who fled communal violence in central Mali have set up a refugee camp in a landfill in the capital Bamako, where they’ve been living since December 2018. Our Observers documented their terrible living conditions in the hopes of getting the attention of local authorities and prompting them to act.

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