Mali: Complex Emergency Situation Report No. 5, 22 May 2012

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 22 May 2012

· An agreement between Malian authorities and ECOWAS mediators extends the mandate of interim President Traoré and mandates a one-year transition to civilian rule.

· The number of estimated IDPs in Mali has increased to 150,460 after new assessments were conducted in Mopti cercles. A monitoring and identification system is being developed to enable more accurate IDP assessments.

· According to the Government of Mali, 1.76 million people are affected by food insecurity in the north,including Segou and Mopti regions.

· A second humanitarian aid convoy arrived in northern Mali on 15 May. Discussions on access continue, particularly regarding the appropriateness of armed escorts for aid delivery.

· Malian refugees arrived in neighbouring countries at higher rate this week. As of 21 May, over
166,968 Malian refugees had been registered in Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger since January.
According to a statement by the Algerian Government in March, at least 30,000 more are in Algeria.

· UNHCR opened four nutritional feeding centres for children with moderate malnutrition in the M’bera camp in Mauritania. However, the centres had to halt operations due to a lack of food. UNHCR is currently discussing procurement arrangements with WFP and UNICEF

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