Conflicts worsen frail Mali’s woes

Mali’s woesFrom RUDD KONTE in Bamako, Mali
BAMAKO, (CAJ News) – CONFLICT between rival armed groups, inter-community clashes and tension in neighbouring countries have left thousands displaced in the terror-prone Mali.
At least 2 000 have fled their homes northeast of the country following the alert about fighting between armed groups in the area.
The clashes are commonplace Anefif in the region of Kidal forcing scores to seek refuge to Bourem in the region of Gao.
In the historic region of Timbuktu, a conflict between Tuareg communities has caused more than a thousand other people to move.
In addition, in the region of Menaka, intercommunity conflicts have also caused the displacement of several households, while the arrival of 400 people coming from Niger has also been recorded.
The latter are reported to have crossed the border as a result of the operations carried out since November 2016 by the Nigerien army following the attack against the Banibangou refugee camp in Niger by the Boko Haram group.
In January, attacks by Islamist terror groups also killed over 50 people in Mali.
Humanitarian organizations reported they had scaled up assistance to the displaced persons, especially those who recently left their communities due to the conflict.
Approximately 1 500 vulnerable households including 100 refugee families from Niger need assistance with food, cash, non-food items, hygiene and sanitation product and shelter.
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