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18 May 2016 description

Converging challenges, compounding risks - A region under high pressure

14 Mar 2016 description

CONVERGING CHALLENGES, COMPOUNDING RISKS

A REGION UNDER HIGH PRESSURE

In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fastgrowing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis.

28 Jan 2014 description
report Islamic Relief

28 January 2014

Around 7,000 Malians are gaining a real route out of poverty through an Islamic Relief project due to complete next month (February).

Poverty is pervasive in the landlocked West African country of Mali. Food security depends upon an unpredictable and harsh climate, in a country wreaked by frequent drought and conflict.

Unsustainable farming practices are worsening the impact of climate change, as water and arable land are increasingly depleted and life-sustaining ecosystems are destroyed.

31 Jul 2013 description

Statistics/ Registration

As of 31 May 2013, the total number of Malian refugees in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger and Togo is 176,986 individuals. The estimated number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali as a result of the crisis as of 21 May is 301,027 individuals according to the Commission of Population Movements. The current number of Malian refugees and IDPs is 478,013 individuals.

01 May 2013 description

GENERAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 30 April 2013, the total number of Malian refugees in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger and Togo is 175,586 individuals. The estimated number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali as a result of the crisis as of 30 April is 300,783 individuals according to the Commission of Population Movements. The current number of Malian refugees and IDPs is 476,369 individuals.

  • The Malian Government has set 7 July for the first round of the Malian presidential elections and 21 July for the legislative elections.

07 Mar 2013 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 7 mars 2013 (IRIN) - L'expansion annuelle des programmes humanitaires pour régler les problèmes chroniques des Sahéliens les plus vulnérables montre clairement que les stratégies de développement ne fonctionnent pas. Le Sahel est dès lors au coeur des débats sur la nécessité de développer la résistance aux chocs des personnes vulnérables.

04 Mar 2013 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 4 March 2013 (IRIN) - The annual gearing-up of humanitarian programmes to treat the chronic problems of vulnerable Sahelians is a clear sign that development there is not working. As a result, the Sahel is at the centre of the debate on the need to boost vulnerable people's resilience to shocks.

01 Mar 2013 description

GENERAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 1 March 2013, the total number of Malian refugees in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger and Togo is 172,426 individuals. The estimated number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali as a result of the crisis as of 21 February is 260,665 individuals according to the Commission of Population Movements. The current number of Malian refugees and IDPs is 433,091 individuals.

14 Nov 2012 description

GENERAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 1 November, the total number of Malian refugees in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Algeria, Togo and Guinea is 208,306 persons. The new figure of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali as a result of the crisis is estimated at 203,843. The current number of Malian refugees and IDPs is 412,149 persons.

04 Sep 2012 description

Bamako, le 30 août 2012 – L’Agence Nationale de la Météorologie du Mali et l'Organisation météorologique mondiale organisent un atelier national sur la mise en place d'un Cadre national pour les services climatologiques du 4 au 7 septembre 2012 à Sélingué.

30 Aug 2012 description
report AlertNet

By Soumaila T. Diarra

BAROUELI, Mali (AlertNet) – Many Malian villages are struggling to cope with health problems made worse by a chronic lack of rain and spreading conflict, with a rising number of children suffering from malnutrition, aid workers say.

Read the full report on AlertNet.

04 Jun 2012 description

Advance notice of ICRC activities and events, plus information on new footage, films and photos.

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

27 Jan 2012 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 17 January 2012 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

27 Jan 2012 description
report UN Security Council

Lettre datée du 17 janvier 2012, adressée au Président du Conseil de sécurité par le Secrétaire général

05 Dec 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch

This 108-page report reveals that children as young as six dig mining shafts, work underground, pull up heavy weights of ore, and carry, crush, and pan ore. Many children also work with mercury, a toxic substance, to separate the gold from the ore. Mercury attacks the central nervous system and is particularly harmful to children.