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03 May 2016 description

(Bamako, 3 mai 2016) – La Coordonnatrice de l’action humanitaire au Mali par intérim, Mme. Fatouma Seid, condamne fermement l’attaque d’un convoi humanitaire de l’ONG Conseil Danois pour les Réfugiés (DRC), survenue le vendredi 29 avril à 75 km au sudouest de la ville de Gao, sur l’axe routier Dorey - N’Tillit. Des individus non identifiés s’en sont pris directement au convoi en tirant sur ses occupants. Trois travailleurs humanitaires ont été blessés, dont un gravement, et deux véhicules ont été incendiés.

03 May 2016 description

(Bamako, 3 May 2016) – The acting Humanitarian Coordinator in Mali, Mrs. Fatouma Seid, strongly condemns the attack on a humanitarian convoy of the NGO Danish Refugee Council (DRC), which occurred Friday, 29 April, 75 km South-West of the city of Gao, on the Dorey - N'Tillit road axis. Unidentified individuals directly attacked the convoy shooting at its occupants. Three humanitarian workers were injured, including one seriously, and two vehicles were set ablaze.

03 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

2 mai 2016 – A l'issue d'une visite de quelques jours au Mali, le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux opérations de maintien de la paix, Hervé Ladsous, a estimé lundi que la priorité était une accélération de la mise en œuvre de l'accord de paix.

02 May 2016 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | lundi 02/05/2016 - 23:30 GMT

Au moins une dizaine de civils ont été tués dans le centre du Mali au cours de récentes violences intercommunautaires, a appris lundi l'AFP de sources concordantes.

Ces nouvelles violences se sont produites alors qu'une association représentant la communauté peule avait dénoncé la semaine dernière la mort de plus de 15 de ses membres accusés d'être des jihadistes, dans des actions imputées à l'armée malienne ou à des milices villageoises dans cette région.

29 Apr 2016 description

La situation épidémiologique de cette semaine a été caractérisée par une accalmie sur l’ensemble du territoire national.

26 Apr 2016 description

C’est possible, à condition d’appliquer des mesures concrètes et multi-sectorielles et d’allouer des ressources suffisantes à l’élimination de la maladie

26 Apr 2016 description
report UN News Service

26 April 2016 – In the wake of the violent protests on 18 and 19 April in Kidal, northern Mali, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that the events disrupted children’s education in the region and endangered their safety.

According to sources verified by UNICEF, many children were removed from classrooms during the school day to participate in rallies.

25 Apr 2016 description

A recent survey by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shows that the national program’s vaccination coverage for all antigens has increased by at least 50 percent in children under five years of age in the district of Ansongo, in the northern Mali’s Gao region. This improvement has been achieved thanks to the implementation last year of a strategy combining seasonal malaria chemoprevention, rapid nutritional assessment, and vaccination.

24 Apr 2016 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | dimanche 24/04/2016 - 20:18 GMT

L'armée et des milices au Mali tuent et arrêtent "injustement" des civils peuls pris pour des jihadistes, a dénoncé dimanche une association malienne regroupant des membres de cette ethnie.

22 Apr 2016 description

Geneva/Bamako (ICRC) – The three staff members with whom the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) had lost contact on 16 April were unconditionally released today, safe and sound. Contact had been lost while they were returning from an assignment in northern Mali.

22 Apr 2016 description

Genève / Bamako (CICR) – Les trois membres de l'équipe du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) avec lesquels le contact avait été perdu le 16 avril 2016 alors qu'ils revenaient d'une mission dans le nord du Mali, ont été libérés aujourd'hui sans condition. Ils sont tous les trois sains et saufs.

22 Apr 2016 description
report AlertNet

Author: Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The kidnapping of three Red Cross staff and damage to an airstrip by violent protesters in northern Mali have hindered humanitarian operations in a region which has been slowly stabilising, aid agencies said on Thursday.

Read the full story here.

21 Apr 2016 description

SG/SM/17694-AFR/3364

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the violent demonstrations that have taken place on Monday, 18 April, in Kidal, in the north of Mali, and regrets the loss of life and injury. According to preliminary information two protesters died and several were injured.

20 Apr 2016 description

Une violente manifestation s’est déroulée hier matin à Kidal. Vers 10h, des manifestants, dont certains munis de cocktails molotov, se sont introduits par effraction sur la piste de l’aéroport sécurisée par la MINUSMA, saccageant et mettant le feu aux installations sécuritaires.

2 participants ont perdu la vie, 4 autres ont été blessés suite à des tirs d’origine encore inconnue. La MINUSMA déplore vivement ces pertes en vies humaines, présente ses condoléances aux familles endeuillées et souhaite un prompt rétablissement aux blessés.

20 Apr 2016 description

With a $1.8 million grant from the Government of Japan, the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) has launched a 1-year project to disseminate a customized crop management decision support tool – called RiceAdvice – in Nigeria and Mali, to help improve rice productivity, maximize rice farmers’ investment potential, catalyze youth employment and reduce environmental footprints compared to existing farmer practices.

19 Apr 2016 description

A violent demonstration took place yesterday morning in Kidal at around 10 am. Demonstrators, some equipped with molotov cocktails, broke onto the airstrip secured by MINUSMA, ransacking and setting fire to secured facilities.

Two demonstrators were killed, four others wounded by gunfire from unknown origin. MINUSMA strongly deplores the loss of lives, offers its condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.

19 Apr 2016 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Tuesday 4/19/2016 - 19:15 GMT

The International Red Cross on Tuesday said three of its workers were being held in northeastern Mali by an unidentified group.

The team were flagged down in their vehicle "by someone on a motorbike, who told them to follow him," Valery Mbaoh Nana, the spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Malian capital Bamako, told AFP.

19 Apr 2016 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | mardi 19/04/2016 - 17:45 GMT

La Mission de l'ONU au Mali (Minusma) a fait état mardi de deux manifestants tués la veille à Kidal, dans le nord-est du pays, lors d'une protestation contre les forces française et étrangères, confirmant un bilan de l'ex-rébellion à dominante touareg.

19 Apr 2016 description

Geneva/Bamako (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) confirms that it has had no contact since Saturday with three of its staff members who were on assignment in Abeibara, which is about 140 kilometres north of Kidal.