5 April 2013: The complex emergency that started in Mali in early 2012 has left the population food insecure and vulnerable to malnutrition, security threats and diseases. An estimated 430,000 Malians have fled their homes since the conflict began in January 2012. Of these people, 260,000 are internally displaced and 170,000 have fled to neighbouring countries. Since 9 January 2013, suicide attacks, mine incidents and gun battles in the north have had significant political, security and humanitarian consequences, exacerbating the number of fleeing Malians: at least 47,000 people have fled northern Mali and the Mopti region since the beginning of January. Due to the conflict’s recent escalation, the volatile security conditions have deteriorated, particularly in the north. Local Read more >>

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