Preliminary results of a food security assessment in the North show a significant deterioration of the situation in comparison to last year. A large part of the population in Gao, Timbuktu and in previously occupied cercles of Mopti are moderately or severely food insecure.
Around 11,300 people are affected by floods in the Kidal and Segou regions further to heavy rains between 9-12 August.
Around 137,000 people who had fled the crisis have reportedly returned to the Timbuktu and Gao regions, according to estimates by the International Organization for Migrations (IOM). Work is ongoing to gather additional data on the returnees in order to ascertain if they were internally displaced persons or refugees and to evaluate their needs.
In the Gao and Timbuktu regions, 580 primary schools and 8 secondary schools - out of a total of 1048 schools – are currently implementing catch-up classes for pupils to complete the 2012-2013 school year.
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