UNICEF Mali Humanitarian Situation Report, 30 June 2016

Situation Report
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  • As of 30 June 2016, UNICEF treated 68,295 SAM children (6-59 months), provided access to formal and non-formal education to 48,212 crisis affected children, organized community level mine risk activities for 59,078 people, provided access to safe water to 28,900 crisis affected population in the North and contributed to reach more than 500,000 people through polio vaccination campaign in northern regions.

  • Humanitarian access remains a major concern in the Northern Regions of Tombouctou, Gao, Menaka, Taoudeni and Kidal and some parts of Mopti. Despite the signature of the peace agreement, renewed violence undermines the provision of humanitarian aid.

  • As of 30 June 2016, UNICEF had received 51% (US$ 17.4 million) of the US$ 34 million 2016 appeal, out of which US$ 5.3 million were carried forward from 2015.

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

In June 2015, nearly three years after conflict erupted in northern Mali, the Government and armed groups signed a peace agreement. The Malian population is yet to reap the dividends of this agreement and the rehabilitation of basic social services in the insecure north has yet to materialize. Renewed violence in the north and centre of the country in recent months and the violation of the ceasefire in Kidal in July 2016 between some signatories of the Peace Agreement are of particular concern. The insecurity that affects certain areas threatens civilians and undermines the provision of effective aid. Some 37,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) remain inside Mali and another 134,000 Malian refugees are in neighbouring countries. Humanitarian actors continue to play a critical role in supporting life-saving interventions, including by re-establishing basic social services and reinforcing social cohesion through peacebuilding at the community level. The slow-onset food and nutrition crisis remains a major concern, with approximately 180,000 children (aged 6 to 59 months) expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2016. Capacity building of communities to respond to and reinforce their resilience against crises, including natural hazards and conflict, remains a priority.