The deterioration of the security situation observed in certain areas of northern and central Mali is exacerbating the humanitarian situation and the needs of affected population. The climate of insecurity negatively affects the means of subsistence of households and limits their access to basic social services. About 3.8 million people will be in need for humanitarian assistance, in terms of food insecurity during the lean season from June to August 2017, including 600,000 people in “crisis phase”. That is an increase of 805,000 people in food insecurity, compared with last year. Moreover, the resurgence of intercommunity conflicts and tensions, violence and criminality poses serious threats to the protection of civilians and generates new population displacements in the North and Center of the country.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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