More than 50,000 Malians have taken refuge across the border at the M'berra camp in southeastern Mauritania since fighting broke out in northern Mali in 2012.
Despite long-standing tensions between many of the different ethnic groups in Mali's North, people are coming together at a local weekly market.
Click here to see IRIN's photo feature on how the refugees are not only exchanging goods and services with each other and the surrounding communities, but also languages and culture.
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