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- Mali: New law will reinforce the culture of impunity for human rights violations
- Mali : Rapport de suivi des activités humanitaires | avril à septembre 2018
- Synthèse des incidents de protection, Novembre 2018
- Mali : soutien à la production agricole dans la région de Tombouctou
- Mali : « Le CICR se doit de venir en aide à ces personnes à Ménaka »
October 30, 2018 3:35 PM
In Nigeria, Boko Haram militants recently abducted and killed two aid workers. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, civilians threw stones at Ebola health workers, a day after rebels shot and killed two medics with the Congolese army.
London-based research group Humanitarian Outcomes says 139 humanitarian aid workers were killed worldwide in 2017, with another 102 wounded and 72 kidnapped. Data show the bulk of attacks against relief workers took place in South Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan and the Central African Republic.
Anne Look | Dakar
International aid workers say West and Central Africa are in the grips of a regional cholera epidemic that has been aggravated by heavy rains and flooding.
According to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, nearly 40,000 cases of cholera have been reported in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria this year. The U.N. says the disease has killed nearly 1,200 people in those countries surrounding the Lake Chad Basin.