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Mali: UNHCR Operational Update, May 2017



  • 930: Mauritanian refugees and host community members from the region of Kayes participated in sensitization sessions on the prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

  • 627 refugee returnees and local community members participated in sensitization sessions on social cohesion to foster greater tolerance and understanding between communities.


  • USD 40 million requested for the operation

  • Funded 8%

  • Gap 92%


  • 79 protection incidents were registered in the regions of Gao, Mopti, Timbuktu, Menaka and Kidal during the month of May. The majority of incidents relate to extortion, early and forced marriage, injuries, robberies and death threats. Since January 2017, 335 incidents have been registered with the majority of incidents taking place in Gao and Timbuktu.

  • UNHCR’s partner, AMSS, carried out a sensitization activity on the protection of talibé children and human rights in a time of conflict that reached 23 people including refugee returnees and local community members in the region of Gao.

  • UNHCR’s partner, Stop Sahel, carried out 63 sensitization sessions on the importance of education for children, particularly girls, in the region of Kayes. These sessions reached 1,183 persons including Mauritanian refugees and local community members.