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.
#InternalDisplacementUpdate: More than 22,000 new displacements linked to conflict and intercommunal clashes have been reported across #Mali since early July. In addition, countrywide floods have resulted in the destruction of 1,160 houses and have affected more than 5,400 #IDPs. pic.twitter.com/KOgDQiFJaB— IDMC (@IDMC_Geneva) August 13, 2020
Communiqué : SOS INONDATION MÉNAKA— msaazawad (@msaazawad1) August 6, 2020
Des maisons effondrées , du bétail et des biens matériels perdus suite à la pluie diluvienne à Ménaka.
Nous lançons un SOS à toute bonne volonté pour venir en aide aux populations sinistrées. #Mali https://t.co/GNQOMhix1W#Ménaka pic.twitter.com/6T9HaxNrdm
Kébila, une commune rurale du cercle de Konlondieba ( Mali ) a été victime d'une inondation le dimanche 09/07/2020 : champs ravagés, animaux morts, habitations détruites— Iss Bill (@SoldatDeLaVie) August 10, 2020
Actuellement, les populations nagent dans le désespoir.@PresidenceMali @GouvernementM pic.twitter.com/A64aVavpvd
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