Mali: Complex Emergency Situation Report No. 26 (as of 20 February 2013)

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  • 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.

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