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Mine Action Emergency Response in Mali - Djebock and Menaka - July 2015

Due to recent and ongoing armed conflict in northern Mali, the presence of explosive remnants of war (ERW), improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines threatens the lives of thousands of people. Civilians living in affected areas, nomadic communities, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are highly exposed to potential loss of life and injuries. This contamination also impedes the delivery of humanitarian assistance to civilians, as well as access to livelihoods, freedom of movement and economic recovery. In May and June 2015, the number of incidents involving explosive hazards significantly increased as a result of ongoing clashes, with 12 victims reported in a few weeks in Gao region. 

United Nations Mine Action Service
Original Publication Date: 
31 Jul 2015
Document type: 
Communication Materials
Mine Action