I may have mentioned that during my time in Burkina Faso, I travelled up to the border with Mali and visited some amazing projects to support Malian refugees fleeing the ongoing unrest in their home country. It was a bit shocking to see how isolated they were, literally in the middle of nowhere, with little-to-nothing to do. No schools or activities for kids, no jobs or social outlets for grown-ups. Just tents, wide open spaces, and whatever food NGOs could give them and whatever water NGO-dug boreholes provided.
A friend found this video, made in a different refugee camp from the one I visited, but it’s pretty similar to the reality I found.