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U.S. Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Speaking at a Press Conference in Geneva

Anne C. Richard, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres briefed the international media in Geneva August 3, 2012 after returning from a joint trip to Burkina Faso to review the situation of Malian refugees. Since January of this year, conflict and insecurity in Mali have generated more than 260,000 Malian refugees; an additional 155,000 Malians are estimated to be internally displaced.

 

U.S. Mission Photo by Eric Bridiers

 

For further information please see:

 

US Press Release:

geneva.usmission.gov/2012/07/26/assistant-secretary-richa...

 

UNHCR Press Release:

www.unhcr.org/501a6d629.html

 

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Taken on August 3, 2012