Central Mali is now the deadliest region in the country for civilians, as violence has intensified considerably over the past three years. The population finds itself trapped between armed groups, self-defence groups and even national or international security forces, as well as local inter-communal conflicts. Aware of these rivalries, the armed groups have exploited certain communities to pit them against each other. Doctors Without Borders has said that this has caused constant violence against civilians, where indiscriminate attacks on entire villages are common.
MSF, 24 December 2020
Central Mali is now the deadliest region in the country for civilians, as violence has intensified considerably over the past three years. It presents an alarming picture of people… Read more »
UNHCR, 21 December 2020
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has helped 3,000 Malian refugees move back into Burkina Faso's Goudoubo refugee camp, nine months after insecurity forced them to abandon the site. Read more »
This woman and her child are displaced and travelled to MSF’s clinic in the Bandiagara Circle, Mali. Many children who are not able to live in their homes in the region because of ongoing violence suffer from malnutrition and malaria.
UN News, 21 December 2020
Scores of Malian refugees in Burkina Faso have returned to a camp in the northeast of the country nine months after armed attacks and threats forced them to flee to a neighbouring… Read more »
Violence in the areas to the south and east of Mopti is taking on an increasingly ethnic dimension. The transitional authorities should harmonise dialogue ... Read more »
A rebel group in Mali (file photo).
The United Nations says that more children have been trafficked, forced to work in gold mines and to fight as soldiers in Mali this year as conflict worsened and Covid-19 shut ... Read more »