Following a coup d’état in 2012, Mali has faced recurring political violence and instability which has created and exacerbated humanitarian needs.

Two teachers kidnapped in Segou region
03 January 2024: In Tielan village, Macina commune, Segou region, two teachers were kidnapped by JNIM militants and the village burned. Both were released on 09 January. Sources: Afrikinfo and Mali INFO. Return to Mali home page. more
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Insecurity Insight monitors attacks on health care in Mali.

Based on Insecurity Insight data, the Mali chapter of the 2023 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition report identified at least 41 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Mali in 2023, compared to 51 in 2022. At least 29 health workers were kidnapped in these incidents. Health workers in Mali continued to be killed and kidnapped by non-state armed groups, including JNIM in 2023. Violence against health care by the Wagner group quadrupled between 2022 and 2023. The full chapter is accessible here.

Our data is accessible here and can be explored visually using our interactive map: Attacked and Threatened: Health Care at Risk.