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27 May 2015 description

Depuis le Flash Update # 2 (21 mai) des affrontements armés et des attaques contre des villages par des individus armés continuent d’être rapportés dans la région de Tombouctou dans le Nord du Mali, poussant les populations civiles à fuir leurs villages. Le total des personnes déplacées a maintenant atteint 47 300 (contre 27 000 dans le Flash Update # 2 du 21 mai), selon les autorités régionales et les partenaires humanitaires sur le terrain.

27 May 2015 description

Since Flash Update#2 (21 May) armed clashes and attacks against villages by armed individuals continued to be reported in the Timbuktu region in the North of Mali pushing more civilians to flee their villages. The total of displaced people has now reached 47,300 (up from 27,000 in Flash Update#2 on 21 May) according to regional authorities and humanitarian partners on the ground.

27 May 2015 description

Le Colonel Sami Cherif, commandant régional de la Police onusienne-MINUSMA, et M. Alassane Diallo, chef de cabinet du Gouverneur de la région de Gao, ont posé mardi 26 mai une première brique marquant le lancement officiel de la réhabilitation du bâtiment de la Garde Nationale de la ville de Gao.

27 May 2015 description

BAMAKO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing food assistance to some 29,000 people displaced by recent violence in northern Mali. WFP provided 13 metric tons of high energy cereal bars on Saturday and has now begun distributing a one-month food ration.

Around 31,000 people have been forced to flee over the past two weeks, mostly from the Timbuktu region, following an escalation of attacks by armed groups. More than 500 people have crossed the border into neighbouring Niger, Mauritania and Burkina Faso over the past few days.

26 May 2015 description

The Support Project for Capacity Building of Teacher Training Institutes and Girls’ Education in Mali, initiated in 2008 with the financial support of the Japanese government, intends to contribute to the achievement of Education for All (EFA) in Mali. It specifically aims to improve girls’ access to Teacher Training Institutes in order to increase their level of education. Indeed, results of multiple research studies in the field of girls’ education have indicated that parents are more favorable to their daughters’ education when they’re being supervised by women.

26 May 2015 description

La situation épidémiologique se présente comme suit :

  1. Surveillance épidémiologique :

1.1 Méningite :

a. Notification :

Huit (8) cas suspects de méningite non suivis de décès ont été notifiés par les régions de :

  • Mopti : 1 cas dans le district sanitaire de Koro ;

  • Ségou : 3 cas dans les districts sanitaires de Macina (1) et Ségou (2) ;

  • Tombouctou : 1 cas dans le district sanitaire de Goundam ;

  • Gao : 2 cas dans les districts sanitaire d’Ansongo (1) et Gao (1) ;

26 May 2015 description

BAMAKO – Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a commencé à distribuer une assistance alimentaire à quelque 29 000 personnes déplacées suite à la recrudescence de violence dans le nord du Mali. Le PAM a fourni 13 tonnes de barres de céréales énergétiques samedi dernier et a maintenant commencé à distribuer des rations alimentaires pour un mois.

26 May 2015 description

An incident involving a MINUSMA vehicle took place near the Bamako airport yesterday evening at around 7:30 p.m.

One peacekeeper was wounded, while another died of his injuries.

The investigation currently underway will allow MINUSMA to determine the exact circumstances of the incident.

MINUSMA extends its condolences to the family of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to the peacekeeper who was injured.​

26 May 2015 description

Hier soir vers 19h30, un incident impliquant un véhicule de la MINUSMA a eu lieu dans les environs de l’aéroport de Bamako.

Un Casque bleu a été blessé, un autre a succombé suite à ses blessures.

L'enquête actuellement en cours permettra de déterminer les circonstances exactes de l’incident.

La MINUSMA présente ses condoléances à la famille du défunt et souhaite un prompt rétablissement au blessé.

26 May 2015 description

With IFC and Ecobank sharing risk equally in the $110 million facility, SMEs will gain increased access to loans through Ecobank affiliates

26 May 2015 description

Brussels, 22 May 2015

The European Commission is providing assistance worth €34 million for immediate food aid for the most vulnerable people in Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso. Coming at the start of the lean season in the Sahel region, this funding will help bridge the gap until the next harvest.

25 May 2015 description

The full report is available in: French

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

25 May 2015 description
report Peace Direct

May 22 2015: The negotiations for a comprehensive peace deal in Mali have been marred by continuing violence and the refusal of key parties to sign the final document. Daniel Ozoukou discusses the prospects of the agreement making a lasting impact.

Transitional justice is always difficult, and nowhere is this truer than in Mali. The country, which is trying to negotiate a lasting settlement to its complicated conflict, will have to deal with a wide variety of issues as it seeks to establish procedures to deal with past and present crimes.

25 May 2015 description

The MINUSMA camp in Ber was targeted by a dozen shells shortly after 3 p.m. today.

This attack occurred at the same time as a delegation consisting of civilian personnel of the Mission, accompanied by representatives of the local authorities and civil society, was present for the release of 10 persons who had been held by the Coordination.

The attack caused no casualties and the release of the detainees could be carried out under the protection of the MINUSMA Force.

MINUSMA strongly condemns this terrorist attack.

23 May 2015 description

La MINUSMA a reçu des rapports inquiétants faisant état de violations graves des droits de l’Homme et du Droit international humanitaire, dont l’exécution hier d’un certain nombre de civils parmi lesquels pourrait se trouver un travailleur d'une organisation non gouvernementale internationale , dans le village de Tin-Hamma, dans la région de Gao.

Ces exactions feraient suite aux affrontements qui ont opposé le 20 mai des membres de la Plateforme et de la Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA).

23 May 2015 description

Aujourd’hui peu après 15h, le camp de la MINUSMA à Ber a été la cible d’une dizaine de tirs d’obus.

Cette attaque intervient au moment où une délégation composée de personnel civil de la Mission, accompagnée de représentants des autorités locales et de la société civile, assistait à la libération de 10 personnes détenues jusqu’alors par la Coordination.

L’attaque n’a pas fait de victimes et la libération a pu s’effectuer sous la protection de la Force de la MINUSMA.

La MINUSMA condamne avec force et vigueur cette nouvelle attaque terroriste.

23 May 2015 description

Bamako, 22 May, 2015 – MINUSMA acknowledges reports on the execution of a number of civilians, amongst them an NGO aid worker, in the village of Tin-Hamma, in the region of Gao. These reports indicate serious violations of human rights and International Humanitarian Law.

These brutalities follow confrontations between members of the Platform and the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA) on the 20th of May.

According to its mandate MINUSMA already deployed a team to the site to investigate the allegations.