Over 435,000 Malians displaced as country faces complex emergency – UN

More than 435,000 people have been displaced in Mali, as the country faces a complex humanitarian emergency due to conflict and food insecurity, according to a new report released by the United Nations relief agency.

Mali: Security Council requests details of proposed West African stabilization force

Condemning violations of human rights and the destruction of ancient sites in Mali, which is gripped by insurgencies in the north and political turmoil in the capital, the Security Council today encouraged countries and organizations in the region to prepare detailed proposals for a stabilization force for the West African country.

Mali: at Security Council meeting, Ban urges more action, including targeted sanctions

Addressing the “deeply troubling situation” in Mali, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged the Security Council to consider taking more action – such as travel and financial sanctions – against those responsible for some of the West African country’s current instability.

International response to Malian refugee crisis severely underfunded – UN top official

In the midst of a visit to Burkina Faso, a United Nations top official today urged countries to provide support for the severely under-funded operation for the large number of refugees fleeing Mali.

Ahead of visit to region, UN refugee chief calls for more support for displaced Malians

A United Nations top official today urged the international community to boost its support for the hundreds of thousands of Malian refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries due to recent violence.

Mali: UN calls for immediate action to avert humanitarian disaster

The United Nations today called for immediate action to tackle Mali’s current humanitarian crisis which is driven by food insecurity, malnutrition, population displacement and widespread insecurity.

Locust threat to croplands in Mali and Niger continues to grow, warns UN agency

The desert locust threat to Mali and Niger’s croplands continues to grow as swarms of the insects have arrived to the northern parts of both countries, the United Nations food agency warned today.

Operations to help displaced Malians threatened by low funding – UN refugee agency

The aid operation to support Malian refugees is threatened by a critically low level of funding, the UN refugee agency said today, adding that it and its partners are struggling to provide a basic level of humanitarian standards for the displaced.

UNICEF warns of increasing violence against children in northern Mali

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today voiced “grave concern” over the situation in northern Mali, warning of increasing evidence showing children being killed, injured or recruited into armed groups.

Mali: Security Council demands end to hostilities, open to considering force deployment

Condemning the forcible seizure of power in Mali earlier this year, the United Nations Security Council today demanded the immediate and unconditional cessation of hostilities by rebel groups in the country’s north and indicated its willingness to consider the deployment of a stabilization force in the troubled West African country.