An oil-rich desert country on Africa’s west coast, Mauritania is home to over 3.5 million people. Insecurity in neighbouring Mali has forced tens of thousands of people to cross the border into Mauritania, where they are now living as refugees.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s work in Mauritania focuses on providing a variety of healthcare services for refugees in Mbera camp, and for nearby host communities along the border with Mali. These include basic and emergency care, and gynaecological and obstetric services.