Malian children in the M'berra camp are losing their lives in order that Islamists groups in North Mali keep fighting the governments of neighbouring countries. They have been recruited by the armed groups active in North Mali. They are killed during fighting or suicide attacks.
At the extreme south east of Mauritania, the camp’s inhabitants are afraid to return to Mali. Their eyes are riveted on Algiers negotiations which hold the key for their return. But the M’berra populations demand more than a document to feel safe and consider leaving camp.
Although "Operation Serval" allowed the Malian government in 2012 to reconquer the North of the country, the fact remains that the terrorist threat is still hanging over the region. Although they are much less present than in the past, terrorist groups affiliated to Al Qaeda still continue to impose their rule in many areas.
From March 2012 until May 2015, the Kidal hospital was in the dark. A power generator was available at the hospital, in the north of Mali, to provide the necessary care to patients. However, this generator works intermittently and trained personnel are not available in adequate numbers.