More than 13 000 people affected, 112 000 threatened by deteriorating flood situation in Mali

More than 13 000 people affected, 112 000 threatened by deteriorating flood situation in Mali

More than 13 000 people, including 5 400 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), have been affected by the worsening flood situation in Mali as of Thursday, August 13, 2020. Since July, a thousand homes have been destroyed or damaged.

Flooding began in July, affecting 7 000 people. As the situation worsened, more people suffered, raising the numbers to more than 13 200. According to an update by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center on Thursday, the affected population included more than 5 400 IDPs. 

Among the worst-hit areas are Mopti, Gao, Segou, and Sikasso. Reports indicate that around 1 160 homes were damaged or destroyed.

The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned that 112 400 more people are at risk of flooding.

The organization has provided assistance to the afflicted population, which included food, shelter, and other non-food items. However, it said the relief stock currently mobilized is insufficient, considering the increasing needs of the people.

Featured image credit: Horon-TV/YouTube

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