Mali: Complex Emergency Situation Report No. 26 (as of 20 February 2013)
Access continues to improve in central regions and, up to a certain extent, to northern regions. The Douentza-Gao road has been reopened. However, overall access to the north remains limited due to the threat of mines, recent violence and on-going military operations.
Protection remains an urgent priority, particularly in terms of risks of explosive remnants of war and mines, human rights, gender-based violence and child protection.
Few additional displacements have been reported. Observed returns of people displaced for a long time remain extremely limited – 2,309 people as of 10 February
The roughly 6,600 IDPs stranded at the Algerian border at Tin Zaoutin are now receiving various forms of assistance, but have not received any food assistance yet.