Aid workers in Mali have vital emergency telecom equipment thanks to UN agency

The United Nations telecommunications agency has provided emergency satellite equipment to support humanitarian workers in Mali with voice and high-speed data access.

Mali: UN reports serious escalation of retaliatory violence by government troops

The recent military intervention in northern Mali has been followed by a serious escalation of retaliatory violence by Government soldiers who appeared to be targeting members of various ethnic groups perceived to be supportive of the armed groups, a senior United Nations official warned today.

Two out of three victims of leftover munitions in Mali are children, UN says

Two-thirds of the people killed or injured by leftover ammunition or explosive devices in central and northern Mali are children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today said, warning that the risk will increase when more displaced families try to return home.

Reconciliation efforts urgently needed in Mali to address displacement – UN

The United Nations refugee agency today stressed that efforts to achieve reconciliation and combat impunity are needed to avoid long-term displacement in Mali, where hundreds of thousands of people have been uprooted since fighting broke out over a year ago.