Mali: Humanitarian Snapshot (December 2015 - January 2016)

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Humanitarian situation

In 2016, about 2.5 million people in the country will be in need; i.e, 13.5% of the total population. In the north the return of internally displaced people back to their areas of origin continues. However the number of Malian refugees in neighboring countries is on the rise due to insecurity and inter community conflict along the border with Niger.

Progress was made in the restoration of basic social services, but the lack of human and material resources as well as insecurity continue to limit access to water, health and education, especially in rural areas. In the centre and the North of the country 284 schools remain closed. Cases of measles outbreaks were reported in some health areas of the regions of Mopti, Menaka and Kidal.

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