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Humanitarian Crisis Continues In Mali Nearly 1 Year After French Intervention

“Eleven months after French forces dislodged Islamist militants from northern Mali, the region’s humanitarian crisis is far from over,” IRIN reports, noting, “Hunger levels are higher this year than last, … [b]anditry is preventing herders throughout the north from accessing grazing land, and insecurity is barring some aid agencies from accessing remote populations in need.” The news service expands on each of these challenges and includes comments from representatives of the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), UNICEF, Oxfam, and the International Committee for the Red Cross (11/21).