Mali

Updated 22/05/2021

During 2020 the humanitarian situation in Mali continued to deteriorate due to conflict and multifaceted violence which has increased humanitarian needs and displacement, particularly in the border regions with Burkina Faso and Niger.

Clashes between pastoralist farmers and nomadic herder communities over resource access, the presence of militias and armed groups, and direct confrontations between ISGS and the Group to Support Islam and Muslims, have all contributed towards a complex security situation.

2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Report

The SHCC identified 11 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Mali in 2020, compared to 28 such incidents in 2019.

At least four ambulances were damaged in these incidents. Violence and obstructions towards health care were reported in Gao and Mopti regions, which have both experienced violence and insecurity.

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Aid volunteer organisations and local health provider ambulances were commonly targeted, shot at and damaged by armed groups. Incidents were reported in Gao and Mopti regions, which have both experienced violence and insecurity. Data


Our Global Interactive Map on Threats and Violence against Health Care provides access to continuously updated information on violence against health care in conflict and related to COVID-19.