Mali Complex Emergency Situation Report No. 12

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 25 Jul 2012

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • Since 2nd July, a cholera outbreak was declared in Wabaria district located by the River Niger (in Gao). As of 18th July,cases were recorded with six fatalities throughout the country.

  • Conflict and insecurity led to displacement on a large-­‐scale. The number of displaced persons within Mali is estimated at 174,003 (Protection Cluster/WFP estimates as of 17th July 2012) and some 248,935 refugees were registered in the neighbouring countries as of 25th July (UNHCR/Protection Cluster).

  • A faltering agricultural season with locust infestation threat and a limited access to land induce a deficit in grain and fodder production in the regions of Tombouctou, Gao, Mopti and Segou, resulting in the persistence of food and nutrition crisis.

  • Out of the 4.6 million people affected by the food security and nutrition crisis in the country, approximately 1.6 million live in northern Mali where access is limited.

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