Mali Instability Increases Health Risks for Children and Mothers

The country's ongoing crisis is increasing the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases and also leading to maternal and infant deaths, Unicef's officials have warned.
  • Mali:  Emergency Food Operation to Feed 550,000

    UN News Service, 22 May 2012

    The United Nations food and refugee agencies today launched a joint emergency operation to respond to the food needs of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled conflict in... read more »

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Health workers register children.

  • Mali:  Gao Hospital Operational Again

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 10 May 2012

    Access to health care is a major challenge for people in northern Mali affected by armed violence. In Gao the hospital is operational again thanks to the efforts of the ICRC, which... read more »

  • Mali:  More Detailed Data 'Needed to Tackle Hunger'

    SciDev.Net, 9 May 2012

    Using data from national household surveys could lead to a more accurate identification of malnourished people and more effective action to achieve the Millennium Development Goal... read more »

  • Mali:  Children Suffering From Triple Disaster, Warns Unicef

    UN News Service, 9 May 2012

    The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is warning of grave violations of child rights in northern Mali, where they are confronted not just by the food crisis in the wider... read more »

  • Mali:  Triple Disaster Threatens Children in North

    United Nations Children's Fund, 8 May 2012

    UNICEF says that children in the north of Mali are among the most vulnerable in the Sahel region, confronted not just by the food and nutrition crisis from the prolonged drought,... read more »

  • West Africa:  Plan International Responds to Growing Crisis in the Sahel

    Plan International, 8 May 2012

    Across the Sahel, millions of people continue to find themselves at extreme risk of hunger and malnutrition, and recent political instability in the region has only exacerbated the... read more »