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The continuing crisis in Mali is affecting some of the most vulnerable populations in the Sahel. UNICEF is mounting an emergency response for health, water, education and protection to help children most affected.

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Going door to door to get children back to school
TIMBUKTU, Mali, 3 September 2013 – Early on a Monday morning, a man wearing a turban and draped in a large robe runs a sharp eye over the classroom in the...

UNICEF gears up to help over 500,000 Malian children return to school
BAMAKO/DAKAR, 3 September 2013 – With the new school year in Mali starting on the 1st of October, UNICEF is scaling up efforts to give a school place to half a million children whose lives were disrupted by the conflict, seasonal flooding and nutrition...

Cash transfer programme provides support to victims of violence in Mali
MOPTI, Mali, 2 August 2013 – At the Bas Fond landfill in Mopti, residents sift through the rubbish, the dregs of other people's consumption. In a country as poor as Mali, they have to dig deep to find something for the keeping. The people living around...

The European Commission provides UNICEF €3 Million to Help Combat Malnutrition in Mali
BAMAKO/BRUSSELS, 09 July 2013 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) is increasing its funding to UNICEF to help address the urgent needs of children and women affected by acute malnutrition with life-saving interventions and...

Psychological support to overcome the worst kind of war-related violence
MOPTI, Mali, 27 June 2013 – Before the war, Anna had a business in Timbuktu that was doing well enough for her family to live comfortably. Her life turned upside down one evening in May 2012 when she crossed paths with an armed rebel group.

ECHO funds UNICEF to Continue Revitalization of Essential Health Services in North of Mali
BAMAKO/BRUSSELS, 29 May 2013 – The European Union will continue its partnership with UNICEF to combat maternal and child mortality, including malnutrition in Mali by funding vital and life-saving interventions to vulnerable women and children.

UNICEF Steps up Prevention Efforts as Cholera Outbreak in Mali Threatens Thousands in Conflict Affected North
BAMAKO, 28 May 2013 – A cholera outbreak in Gao region has claimed two lives and left another 20 people needing urgent treatment. This is the first outbreak of the disease in Mali since the start of the rainy season.

UNICEF supports Malians displaced by conflict
SÉGOU, Mali, 19 April 2013 – A needle, some dyed straw and a razor blade are all Aicha Dicko needs for some economic relief for herself, her two daughters and six grandchildren.

In Mali, information about breastfeeding is saving children's lives
SIKASSO, Mali, 8 April 2013 – Exclusive breastfeeding saves lives. Aminata Coulibaly, from the village of Kesso, Sikasso region, has seen its impact first-hand.

In a relatively quiet region of Mali, programme targets malaria deaths
OUÉLESSÉBOUGOU, Mali, 27 March 2013 – Continuing conflict in the northern part of Mali has had tremendous impact on the country. Mali has also been facing food and nutrition crisis aggravated by the political instability and conflict in the north.



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