Mali Complex Emergency Situation Report No. 22, 22 January 2013
Military operations continue and are expanding. French and Malian troops have taken control of several towns: Diabali, Konna and Douentza. The first African troops from AFISMA have arrived in Mali.
The recent fighting has displaced at least 11,000 people. Of these, 8,429 refugees have arrived in neighbouring countries since 10 January. Partners have also identified 3,599 people who have been internally displaced in Mopti, Segou and Bamako. There are around 142,900 Malian refugees from last year in the three countries, and around 228,920 IDPs in Mali
Humanitarian needs are increasing, particularly in the north and in areas of fighting. However, insecurity has led some humanitarian partners to reduce their activities, including in regions previously considered safe. Secure humanitarian access is essential to provide urgent assistance. The most pressing sectors are Food assistance and protection.
Funding must be provided immediately to respond to current needs, without losing sight of the resources needed for building longer-term resilience. Some US$367.2 million is still required to meet humanitarian needs outlined in the 2013 Mali Consolidated Appeal.
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