Malian Refugees in Mauritania
Mohamedoun Ag Khairi (52) making traditional, strong, sweet tea at the start of the day on 5 March 2013 at the Mbera camp for Malian refugees in Mauritania. Well-educated and a supervisor of a rural health post in Mali, he has arrived in Mauritania with his wife and children, but little else. When asked if he hopes to return to Mali he said, "I don't see any hope. When we hear the news, and we hear the stories of those who have arrived recently, there is nothing that gives us hope."