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Mali has unfortunately become another war zone...
U.N. says 400,000 refugees may flee Mali in coming months
Up to 700,000
people are expected to be uprooted by the violence in Mali, including
400,000 who could flee to neighboring countries in the coming months,
the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.
"We believe there could be in
the near future an additional 300,000 displaced inside Mali and up to
400,000 additional displaced (refugees) in neighboring countries," UNHCR
spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a news briefing in Geneva.
147,000 Malians have already fled to countries including Mauritania,
Niger, Burkina Faso and Algeria since the crisis began last year,
including 2,744 since French air strikes began a week ago, she said.