A Logistics Cluster Officer, seconded from CARE Canada, was deployed on mission to Mali following the activation of the Logistics Cluster in response to the food and refugee crisis in the Sahel region. Mali is particularly vulnerable; as of 19 June, the total number of Internally Displaced Persons in Mali was estimated at 154,754, including 47,754 registered in the South and an estimated 107,000 in the North. The number of Malian refugees registered in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger is now 180,060. According to a statement given by the Algerian government in March 2012, at least 30,000 more are in Algeria.
Due to the latest political developments in Mali, the country is now spilt into two parts – the North and the South. The Logistics Cluster Officer assessed the town of Mopti, in the North of the country. Mopti is strategically located as it is becoming a key... READ MORE