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29 Apr 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Chronic vulnerability: recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, locust), increasing poverty and market instability have contributed to deterioration of livelihoods.

Limited access to basic social services and timid presence of State administration in certain parts of northern Mali increase the vulnerability of communities.

29 Apr 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Apr 2016 description

Evolution des prix favorable à un accès moyen des ménages aux denrées alimentaires

MESSAGE CLES

  • L’approvisionnement suffisant des marchés à travers le pays à des prix similaires ou en baisse par rapport à la moyenne favorise l’accès des ménages aux denrées tout au long de l’année alimentaire 2015/16. Par conséquent, la majorité des zones du pays restera en situation d’insécurité alimentaire Minimale (Phase 1 de l’IPC) jusqu’à la fin de la soudure en septembre 2016.

29 Apr 2016 description

Millet, rice, and sorghum constitute the basic staple foods for the majority of the Malian population. Millet has traditionally been the most widely consumed, but since 2005 rice has become a popular substitute in urban households. Sorghum is generally more important for rural than urban households. Markets included are indicative of local conditions within their respective regions. Ségou is one of the most important markets for both the country and region because it is located in a very large grain production area.

27 Apr 2016 description
infographic REACH Initiative

As part of a wider project to understand the profile and motivations of people migrating to the European Union, this factsheet presents key findings related to migration from Mali. Information presented here is based on interviews with key informants, who were asked to report on migration from their community. Findings presented here are based on a small, purposive sample of respondents in Gao, a key transit point for migrants passing through Mali, and should be considered indicative only.

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

Points Saillants

État d’approvisionnement des marchés :

  • L’état d’approvisionnement des marchés est jugé satisfaisant dans l’ensemble à travers le pays.

Tendance des prix des céréales et du bétail :

  • Tendance des prix au producteur en légère hausse de +3% par rapport à février 2016, à la baisse par rapport à la moyenne de 5 dernières années sauf pour le riz local.

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
report Afrique Verte

Début avril la tendance générale de l’évolution des prix des céréales est à la hausse au Burkina et à la stabilité au Mali et au Niger.

Syntèse par pays

Au Niger la tendance générale des prix des céréales est à la hausse pour le mil et à la stabilité pour les autres céréales. Les hausses ont été enregistrées : i) pour le mil à Agadez (+8%), Zinder (+7%), Maradi (+3%) et Dosso (+3%), ii) pour le sorgho à Maradi (+7%) et iii) pour le maïs à Agadez (+8%) et à Niamey (+6%). Seul le prix du maïs a enregistré une baisse à Zinder (-11%).

22 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • In March, WFP’s General Food Distributions (GFD) provided assistance to 102,000 people.

  • Results from the Cadre Harmonise show that 423,500 people will be in need of food assistance during the lean season (June-September), a significant reduction compared to 2015.

  • WFP provided vital support in Kidal - by providing school meals to the 13 schools that re-opened for the first time since the beginning of the crisis in February 2012.

WFP Assistance

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.