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UN peacekeeping operation in Mali all set to end after decades

The UN peacekeeping operation in Mali is poised to complete its drawdown on Sunday following a decade of multifaceted efforts to support the West African nation and its people after Malian authorities requested earlier this year to end the mission by 31 December.

UN voices concern over obstacles to Mali mission’s orderly withdrawal

Heightened tensions and the increasingly hostile presence of armed groups in northern Mali are likely to impede the departure of the UN Stabilization Mission there (MINUSMA), the UN said in a note to correspondents issued on Saturday.

Crisis deepens for Mali’s children, human rights updates from Brazil, Montenegro

In Mali, one million children under five are at risk of malnutrition amid polio and measles outbreaks, increased armed violence and displacement, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Mali: 49 civilians, 15 soldiers die as terrorists attack boat, military base

At least 64 people, including 49 civilians, were killed as terrorists attacked an army base and a passenger boat on the Niger River in northern Mali on Thursday, media reports said.

Mali: 200,000 children at risk of starvation, warn UN agencies

A nexus of protracted armed conflict, internal displacement and limited humanitarian access threatens to plunge nearly one million children under the age of five into acute malnutrition by the end of this year – with at least 200,000 at risk of dying of hunger if life-saving aid fails to reach them, UN agencies said on Friday.

Mali: ‘MINUSMA is leaving, but the UN is staying’, Mission chief says

While its peacekeeping operation in Mali, MINUSMA draws to a close by the end of this year, the UN remains committed to supporting the country’s stability and development, the head of the Mission said on Monday.

UN Security Council terminates Mali peacekeeping mission

New York: The Security Council on Friday unanimously approved the complete withdrawal of UN peacekeeping forces in Mali, although it will take six months for the final “blue helmets” to depart.

UN strongly condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali, which leaves one dead

The UN has strongly condemned an attack on a peacekeeping patrol in Mali which left one ‘blue helmet’ from Burkina Faso dead and eight others with serious injuries.

UN says 4 peacekeepers from Sri Lanka injured in Mali blast

United Nations: Detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED) in Mali injured four UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka, a UN spokesman said.

Moura: Over 500 killed by Malian troops, foreign military personnel in 2022 operation

New York: There are “strong indications” that more than 500 people were killed – the vast majority summarily executed – by Malian troops and foreign military personnel during a five-day operation in the village of Moura in central Mali in March 2022.

Mali: Ban slavery by law, say top rights experts

New York: The existence of slavery by descent in Mali continues to generate horrific human rights violations including torture, kidnapping and rape, UN-appointed independent human rights experts said on Monday.

Nine people die in attack in central Mali

Bamako: At least nine civilians were killed and 61 others injured in a car bomb attack mounted by the Armed Terrorist Groups (GAT) at an airport area in central Mali.

Mali: Civilians paying the price as terrorist violence flares up, Security Council hears

The security situation in Mali remains quite volatile, marked by pockets of terrorist violence, with devastating consequences for civilians, the top UN official there said on Wednesday.

Mali: Three UN peacekeepers killed in explosive attack

New York: Three Senegalese peacekeepers serving in Mali were killed, and five others seriously injured, when their vehicle hit an explosive device, the UN Mission in the country, MINUSMA, reported on Tuesday.

UN human rights chief calls on Mali to reverse ‘regrettable’ expulsion order

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday called on Malian authorities to rescind their expulsion order for his top representative in the country.