BBC: Against the odds – the quadruplets born to refugees fleeing their home

Having quadruplets is never easy - but imagine trying to look after four new-born babies in a refugee camp.

In January 2013, Massaya Ag Iliyass, a farmer from Mole in central Mali, and his wife Taghri Walet Tokeye, gathered up their six children and a few blankets, and fled. Three of the children could walk - the others had to be carried. A friend had lent them a donkey and the younger children took turns sitting on its back.

The medical staff in Mbera refugee camp were very excited. "In my whole life I have never come across quadruplets," says Dr Kasonga Cheride, the surgeon from the charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) who looked after the family.

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