Mali: UNHCR Operational Update, September 2018

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 30 Sep 2018 View Original

Highlights

More than three years after the signing of the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Accord, Mali is still facing major security and political challenges to implement it.

The volatile security environment in northern and central Mali as well as in the border areas continues to trigger forced displacements inside Mali and into neighbouring countries. This situation is affecting the overall protection environment and limiting the humanitarian access, as well as the access to basic needs and essential services such as health, documentation, shelter, water, education and food, and security.

KEY INDICATORS

  • 911 people on the move identified within the migration flows.
  • 578 birth certificates issued since the start of the year.
  • 396 persons (242 women and 154 men) sensitized about SGBV Prevention and Response.

PRIORITIES

  • Support voluntary repatriation of refugees in protracted situations;
  • Continue the process of naturalisation for Mauritanian refugees who have indicated their desire for local integration;
  • Support and advocate for the functioning of the Appeals Board as well as expedite the granting of refugee status to eligible applicants;
  • Strengthen protection to PoCs through socio-economic activities and access to basic rights;
  • Strengthen advocacy for the domestication of the Kampala Convention for IDPs;
  • Approach other UN Agencies to encourage them to intervene through projects to strengthen basic social structures (“delivering as one” context).