Mali: Complex Emergency Situation Report No. 24 (as of 6 February 2013)
- As access has improved somewhat, humanitarian assistance is increasing in central regions. In the north, aid remains more limited, but several partners are now using the Niger River to deliver assistance to Timbuktu region. Information on needs in the north remains insufficient.
- Several incidents related to mines and explosive remnants of war have been reported. The Mopti-Gao road remains closed north of Douentza.
- New daily refugee arrivals have fallen significantly since 25-27 January. As of 4 February, 21,986 new Malian refugees had arrived in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger. As of 31 January, new IDPs in Ségou, Mopti and Bamako regions were estimated at 14,242. In addition, some 6,000 people from the north are reportedly stranded at the Algerian border at Tin Zaoutin, with more arriving every day.
- Returns indicated in some reports remain limited and refer to people recently displaced who did not travel far from home.
- Military operations continue in the north. AFISMA has begun deploying to Gao and towns in central regions in support of the Malian army.
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