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Rainfall amounts were down as the rainy season drew to a close. However, on the whole, season-long cumulative rainfall totals from May 1 to October 20 were normal to above normal and up from last year.
Aside from localized pockets of drought, which could affect crop yields, harvest prospects for the 2001/02-crop year are generally good. On the whole, grain and industrial crop (cotton) production should be better this year than last.
Press Release WHO/45
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
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ABIDJAN, 10 October (IRIN) - Mali's government has asked the international community to provide relief supplies for some 3,500 flood victims, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a 9 October situation report.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0205
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Mali - Floods
09 October 2001
The Government of Mali requests international assistance
Unusually heavy rains have led to serious flooding in Southwestern Mali, according to the local Red Cross. Since June, floods have hit the regions of Sikasso, Kidal, Mopti, Koulikoro and parts of the capital Bamako.