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July 29, 2013

Johanne Sekkenes, Mali head of mission, has just returned and comments on the current humanitarian situation in Mali.

April 12, 2013

Some 70,000 refugees from Mali are living in difficult conditions in the middle of the Mauritanian desert, with ethnic tensions in northern Mali quashing any hopes of a swift return home. A report released today by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), called Stranded in the desert, calls on aid organizations to urgently renew efforts to meet the refugees’ basic needs.

April 03, 2013

Sporadic clashes between soldiers and armed groups prevent residents from travelling within Timbuktu, and people have reportedly died from their injuries because of their inability to reach health facilities due to the fighting. MSF calls on all warring parties to respect civilians and to facilitate access to medical facilities.
For more than one year, MSF teams have been providing medical care, including surgery, to patients and wounded persons associated with all parties to the conflict. In recent months, MSF has admitted approximately 40 patients and performed an average of 15 operations per week at the Timbuktu hospital.

March 15, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been supporting medical facilities in two of the three regions in northern Mali since April 2012 to ensure access to free medical care for those vulnerable due to unrest and violence. However, the insecure environment is preventing the medical teams from carrying out activities in rural areas. Hundreds of refugees are continuing to cross the border to Mauritania every day. The emergency is not yet over for the vast majority of people in northern Mali.