Refugees and host community struggle to cope after thousands cross the border in the wake of attacks by Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria.
Last month alone, some 2,700 men, women and children from northern Mali have sought refuge in Mauritania from ongoing banditry and interethnic violence.
“Identity document is important, identity document is life”
The Senegalese music band just released a powerful clip with the help of UNHCR
The Ecobank group will initially contribute $100,000 and is committed to further assist refugees in Africa
In West Africa, some 45,000 stateless people or at risk of statelessness have received identity documents in the past year and a half