Mali Clashes Spark Population Displacement

Clashes between the army, supported by France, and Al-Qaeda-linked groups in the north have resulted in hundreds of people being forced from their homes to safer parts of Mali, and into neighbouring countries.

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Malian refugees near the country's border with Niger.

  • Mali:  Humanitarian Crisis Looms in Mali as Fighting Continues

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 15 January 2013

    The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday that clashes over the weekend between the French-backed Malian army and Al Qaeda-linked Islamist groups in northern and central Mali have ... read more »

  • Mauritania:  Refugees Face 'Alarming' Malnutrition, Mortality Rates

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 10 January 2013

    In Mbéra refugee camp in eastern Mauritania, home to 55,000 Malians, just under one child in five is malnourished, and 4.6 percent are severely malnourished - two to three ... read more »

  • Mali:  Mali Refugees Moved to Burkina Faso (press release)

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 21 December 2012

    Mother of two, Mariam, is quite well travelled in the Sahel region, but not from choice. Over the past two decades, insecurity and conflict has forced the 49-year-old to flee her ... read more »

  • Mali:  IDPs Struggle to Survive After Escaping Fighting (press release)

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 12 December 2012

    Hidjaba is struggling to take care of her family - like nearly 200,000 other Malians who have fled the north of their country to escape the fighting that erupted between various ... read more »

  • Mali:  WFP Food Is Lifeline for Families Displaced By Conflict

    United Nations World Food Programme, 12 December 2012

    More than 200,000 people have fled from their homes since conflict erupted in northern Mali earlier this year, worsening an existing hunger crisis brought on by the Sahel drought. ... read more »

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  • Mali:  Ongoing Humanitarian Concern Over Situation in North (press release)

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 16 November 2012

    The situation in northern Mali remains worrying. The lack of security and the shortage of seed make it difficult to farm the land. To provide relief, the ICRC has distributed food ... read more »

  • Mali:  Displaced People Are Hidden Victims of War (analysis)

    ThinkAfricaPress, 14 November 2012

    Malians who have been internally displaced by the conflict in north urgently need greater assistance. read more »

  • Mali:  More People Displaced By Turmoil in Mali

    UN News Service, 2 November 2012

    New data on the number of Malians who have left or been driven from their homes amid conflict and other threats show the total is almost 60 per cent higher than previously thought, ... read more »